Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
Duration: This programme takes a minimum of one year to complete. Each module lasts eight weeks. You are registered for a maxmimum of five years.
Start of programme: November / February / April / June / August
Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning
Public Sector organisations need good managers. The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management is a preparation for managing and advising public sector organisations. There is an emphasis on managing people, managing change and designing and using information systems.
Find out more
To find out more about this programme, including module details, fees and entry requirements, please visit the PG Diploma Public Management section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.
You will study four core modules.
- Human Resources Management & Development
- Management Information & Information Systems
- Managing Organisational Change
- Public Policy & Management: Perspectives & Issues
To find out more about this programme, including module details, please visit the PG Diploma Public Management section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.
Teaching & Learning
Teaching & Learning
The Postgraduate Diploma is made up of four modules. Each module is studied in eight-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.
You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.
Before the start of each module you have enrolled in, you will be sent a package containing all of the study materials that you need to complete the module – the core text, textbooks, a collection of key articles, and any module related software.
To make your experience as a distance learning student more complete and rewarding, we provide access to the Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web-accessed learning environment. Via the VLE, you can communicate with your assigned academic tutor, administrators and other students on the module using discussion forums. The VLE also provides access to the module Study Guide and assignments, as well as a selection of electronic journals available on the University of London Online Library.
For each module, you will sit a three-hour examination, held on a specified date in September/October, and complete two assignments during the module study session. Assignments are submitted and feedback given online. Examinations and assignments are weighted 70:30.
For more information about studying with us, please visit the Frequently asked questions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.
By following this programme you will be well qualified for senior positions in government public services, international organisations and NGOs.
A Student's Perspective
I can assure my sponsor that the studies I undertook were value for money and have helped me tremendously in my career development. I would recommend studying through CeFiMS to anybody.