Single module study

If studying on one of our full Masters programmes does not suit your needs, it is possible to study a single module on its own as a short course. The options available are:

  • To enrol for a single module as a stand-alone short course. You would get the full benefits of studying the nine-week module, including all module materials, discussion forums and tutorial support. You would not be required to complete the end of module assignment.  The cost is £600.

  • To enrol for a single module in order to achieve credits that can be put towards the full programme at a later stage. For this option you would need to study the nine-week module and then complete and pass the end of module assignment. (A maximum of two modules can be taken on this basis and the credits achieved can be accredited towards the full Masters in line with our policies on the accreditation of prior learning).  The cost is £1,000.

Certain modules within our programme are particularly suitable for studying as stand-alone short courses. These all start in September each year and are:

  • Housing and Social Justice
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change
  • Project Management
  • Public Management and Delivery
  • Public Service Reform: Economic and Political Perspectives
  • Social and Political Issues in Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Using Evidence in Social Policy

Further details of the content of the available modules can be found by emailing

How to apply

Please complete and return this form: Invitation to Apply - Short Course (MS Word  , 189kb)

Deadline for applications: Friday 27 July 2018


Either £1,000 or £600 as outlined above.  The fees quoted include a 2 week online Induction module to provide orientation and preparation prior to starting the module.

Corporate arrangements for single module study

As well as individual study on modules as stand-alone short courses, it is also possible for modules to be offered to groups from within the same organisation throughout the year. This offers benefits in having colleagues work together, perhaps from different parts of the organisation who would not normally have the opportunity to study together. It also enables sharing of experience across the organisation without the time away from work that traditional courses involve.

Corporate pathways can also be arranged, with groups of employees taking a specific set of modules tailored to their organisation’s needs.  For further information click here or please contact Helen Story, Admissions Administrator: