M.Sc./PGDip./PGCert. Blended

Public Management and Leadership Blended

24 months
2812 GBP/year
2812 GBP/year
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This Public Management and Leadership Blended programme from University of Birmingham has been developed in exclusive partnership with SOLACE, the representative body for Chief Executives and senior managers working in the UK.


This Public Management and Leadership Blended programme from University of Birmingham will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to thrive within the dynamic and challenging contemporary public sector environment. 

The programme is designed for people currently working, or aspiring to work, in the public sector, and will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to become a dynamic and effective public sector leader.

In the School of Government we offer much more than a degree. As a student here you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, with some or all of the costs paid for by the School.

This part-time programme will be delivered delivered through a mix of online and face to face content. There is also a research based dissertation. 

Why study this course?

You will develop the knowledge and skills you need to address leadership challenges in an uncertain and changing fiscal and political environment, helping to bolster your career prospects and opportunities for promotion.

You will be able to identify and evaluate the commercial opportunities in the public sector with consideration for your own service.

You will be able to respond to a raft of performance challenges facing your organisation through the strategic application of theories, concepts, and frameworks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Management and Governance 
  • Leadership in Public Services
  • Performance, Strategy and Challenge
  • Public Policy and Evidence 
  • Commercialisation of Public Services 
  • Digital Era Public Policy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) degree from a UK university or equivalent in any subject. However professional qualifications and relevant experience will be considered where relevant.
  • Students with the level 7 ILM qualification in Leadership and Management will enter the programme with 40 credits. The ILM qualification has been deemed equivalent to two core modules on this programme: Leadership in Public Services and Performance Strategy and Challenge. If your ILM qualification is more than five years old please contact the admissions tutor prior to making an application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2812 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5625 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    2812 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5625 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • PGDip £3,750  (yr. and 2)
  • PG Cert £3,750
  • ILM pathway £4,235 (yr. 1 and 2)

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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