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Leadership and Management in the Public Sector
- Two years part-time
- Start Dates:
- The average attendance is one day per week (equivalent). Attendance times and mode of delivery will vary, according to module choice.
- High Wycombe Campus. Some optional modules may be delivered at the Uxbridge Campus. Core modules and some optional modules may be delivered at the Uxbridge Campus. Core modules may be taught in other locations, where the course has been fully commissioned by an organisation.
- Please contact us for details
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
This course is of interest to anyone currently working within a public sector organisation, and who would like to develop or progress in their leadership and management position.
All students will take two 30-credit core modules: Leading Teams in Multi-agency settings and Leading Projects in Multi-agency settings. On completing these modules, it is possible to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate: Leadership in Multi-agency Settings.
Students will choose optional modules to a total of 60 credits, from a range of university studies on offer. You may choose to major in a specific field or take modules from the full range offered. These include, but are not limited to:
- Human resource management
- Commissioning and procurement
- Coaching and mentoring
- Financial management
On completing these modules, it is possible to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma: Leadership and Management in the Public Sector.
To complete the full Masters degree, students will choose from the following three modes of study, each of which totals 60 credits and includes a taught element of Research Methods:
- Work-based project
- Organisational-based consultancy
What will I learn?
What graduates of the core modules: Leading Teams and Leading Projects say:
“The course has opened my eyes to issues relating to project management, action learning and the great need for more multi-agency/inter-agency ways of working. This understanding will have a direct impact on my role and will be put to good use through my involvement with schools and settings, promoting positive outcomes for all children.”
“Positive steps have already happened as a result of the links that have been forged during this course… These small in-roads support a sound philosophy of sharing information, collaborative ways of working and a more holistic approach to the Service.”
“This course gives you time to reflect and discuss with other colleagues about the way the organisation operates, our part and responsibility within it and how we can bring about change through flexibility in our management style.”
“The feedback from both participants and line mangers is consistently positive and the programme is offering the right things for the right people at this point in time for us. Many of the graduates are likely to become key managers in our new structures and this programme is helping them to address and think through some very relevant issues.”
Applicants would normally have completed a first degree or equivalent. Consideration will be given to applicants who do not hold a full degree but who have:
- demonstrated academic competence at an undergraduate level
- a clear leadership or management background
- considerable experience in public sector organisations
*To celebrate the launch of this programme we are offering Bucks students graduating this year and last year the opportunity to enrol on this programme at a 20% discount of the total course fee. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us on the above number
How to make an application
We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.
- Course_Enquiry_Letter (70.4 KB)
- Application_form (58.1 KB)
- Notes_for_Guidance (51.6 KB)
- Fee_Authoristaion_Form (61.1 KB)
- Academic_Reference_Form (50.6 KB)
If you are unable to view the forms, please click here to download a free version of adobe reader.
Alternatively, if you call us on 01494 603 171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org we can post you a hard copy application pack.
Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.