Online study

The Department offers a range of online professional development programmes at postgraduate degree level, designed for those working in or with public services who wish to further develop their skills, capacity and strategic contribution.

MA programmes by online study

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Postgraduate Certificate programmes by online study

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How online study works

We offer structured, yet flexible part-time study; high quality, tailored content; active, international distance learning with excellent support.  The UK's Quality Assurance Agency highlighted  the university's distance learning provision as an area of good practice in its 2012 inspection report.

International learning community

We support 212 online students representing 60 countries and a variety of backgrounds.

Robin Speer, PPM graduate 

"The support from tutors and the administration was absolutely top-rate - 100%."
Robin Speer, PPM, Canada

Professor Ellen Roberts introduces this short film in which staff and students talk about their experience of studying the online programmes, to help you decide if this is the right programme for you.  For further thoughts from our alumni please click here

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We are pleased to launch a new bespoke online course, in partnership with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (PDF  , 137kb).  

The online programmes feature in a Guardian article 'postgraduate degrees can launch your career' (January 2014)

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