Delivered by Nottingham Business School’s International Centre for Public Services Management, this course is designed to enable public services managers to further develop strategic practice and knowledge relevant to developing innovative service delivery, effective organisation and service performance. This will be achieved in collaboration with colleagues from other agencies and professions.
The course emphasises and supports joint development opportunities to facilitate inter-agency working. It also provides an arena to network with like-minded professionals in the public services field who can inform practice through shared experiences.
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Starting: April 2014
Course length: 8 months, part-time, starting in April.
Study location: City site
Fees and funding:
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*Please note that fees are subject to annual review.
The course content has been developed to provide an up-to-date and relevant insight into specific areas of public service management directly applicable to the work place.
If you have already completed the Certificate in Public Services Management you need only to complete the Diploma modules
- Partnerships, Collaborations and Networks
This is the fourth module on the course and as such it is intended to introduce you to the huge number and variety of partnerships, collaborations and networks that now characterise public service delivery – and at times policy formulation. Working across organisational boundaries has become increasingly prevalent in public services over the last 15 years, since multi agency responsibility for tackling key problems was re-introduced into public service legislation under the first labour administration of Tony Blair.
- Strategy, Leadership, Organisational Change and Organisational Development
This module is intended to introduce you to the concepts and practice of leadership and its importance to organisational change and development. It is designed to develop your understanding of leadership, strategy and organisational change and organisational development and to explore in some depth the theory and the alternative practical applications of these concepts in the current era of austerity.
- Contemporary Issues in Public Management
This module allows you to explore some of the contemporary issues facing public managers with a view to stimulating some ideas about what you might like to investigate as a research project in the final part of the course.
Study and support
Full support is provided by tutorial staff and electronic media is available for use. To enable you to enhance your performance the courses employ a variety of teaching and learning approaches including workshops, small group learning and set work for personal management development.
You will be assessed upon four assignments and two presentations.
At Nottingham Trent University, we provide first-class learning facilities for our students. The transformed Newton building is the home of Nottingham Business School and marks the next phase in the School’s development. In Newton, students have an abundance of teaching space, a range of lecture theatres of different sizes, and masses of space for social learning. With wireless connection throughout, students will be able to work on their laptops in any part of the building.
Graduates usually find that the confidence they gain while undertaking the course enables them to manage more effectively and progress positively within the sector. This results in enhanced career opportunities.
This course does not currently offer placements, however the module content is directly applicable to the workplace.
You will need the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Services Management or evidence of current / recent management practice at a strategic level.
Please see the English language requirements for International and EU students.
How to apply
Applications should be made using the apply online button at the top of the page.
Please note the following information for applicants