Public Management (N1598)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

In this module, you are introduced to management and organisation in the public sector.

You examine key perspectives, theories and approaches to public management.

Furthermore, you discuss relevant aspects of the transformation of the public sector over time and across many countries in the world.

In this module, you cover key issues in organising, leading, managing, and governing in the public sector and how different types of public organisations operate and are managed.

Your major topics in this module include:

  • governance and accountability
  • strategy and strategic planning
  • public financing and financial management
  • leadership and managing people
  • technology and new media
  • public policy.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Examination (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.