Local Government

The Certificate in Housing Studies, which is delivered online, provides housing practitioners, students of public policy and anyone with an interest in housing with a comprehensive introduction to housing services and policy in Ireland. A part-time, accredited programme, it responds to a palpable need among staff working in local authorities and in voluntary and co-operative housing organisations for a greater understanding of the major issues in public/social housing. 

This programme has been selected by the Housing Agency as eligible for funding from their bursary scheme for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. Below are details/application form for the bursary scheme. Queries relating to the bursary scheme should be sent directly to training@housingagency.ie

Click here for the 2020 Fact Sheet.

Click here for details/application form for the Bursary Scheme 

Commences:
September 2020
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
NUI
Application Deadline:
September 2020

The Certificate in Local Government Studies provides participants with a grounding in the principal areas of legislation and practice in local government and with the core knowledge and understanding to enable them to work effectively within their role and operational area. It is delivered online, meaning that students can take the programme no matter where they live or work. Click here for the 2020 Fact Sheet.

Commences:
September 2020
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
NUI
Application Deadline:
July 2020

The Diploma in Local Government Studies, which is delivered online, provides a more in-depth and analytical treatment of the main local authority services. It is also designed to amplify and build on the foundation coverage of legislation provided by the Certificate. Both programmes are intended to be an important step in the career development path of local authority staff and to provide material of relevance to enhance the competence of individuals in their career path. Click here for the 2020 Fact Sheet.

Commences:
September 2020
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
NUI
Application Deadline:
July 2020

Delivered online, the Professional Diploma in Housing Studies—the first course of its kind in Ireland— has been developed to provide an in-depth and analytical treatment of social and supported housing. Housing studies is a field of immense importance in Ireland and elsewhere.  It is vitally important that those interested in housing studies have expertise in the prevailing theories, recurring issues and the contentious problems. This professional qualification  will furnish participants with that expertise.

This programme has been selected by the Housing Agency as eligible for funding from their bursary scheme for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. Below are details of that scheme/application form. Queries relating to the bursary scheme should be sent directly to training@housingagency.ie

Click here for 2020 Fact Sheet.

Click here for the details/application form for the Bursary Scheme

Commences:
September 2020
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
NUI
Application Deadline:
September 2020

The BA (Hons) – Local Government is a four-year, part-time programme that, for this academic year, is delivered online. It combines study of subjects critical to contemporary public management with subjects particular to local government. In addition to learning about the economic, legal and HR issues that affect public administration broadly, students obtain specialised knowledge about such matters as the powers of local authorities, local government finance and local government systems outside Ireland. This degree programme includes two interim awards – at Certificate and Diploma level. Click here for 2020 Fact Sheet.

Commences:
September 2020
Duration:
Four years of part-time study
Accreditation:
NUI
Application Deadline:
September 2020

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