Local Government

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. 

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
July 2017

The Certificate in Housing Studies 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.   

Commences:
October 2017
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

The Diploma in Local Government Studies 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.

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
July 2017

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.

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
One academic year
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

The BA (Hons) – Local Government is a four-year, part-time programme that 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.

Commences:
September 2017
Duration:
Four years of part-time study
Accreditation:
UCD
Application Deadline:
September 2017

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