Taught course

Public Service Management

University of Brighton · Brighton Business School

Entry requirements

Individual offers may vary.

Degree and/or experience:
At least three years management or professional experience, plus a degree or equivalent professional qualification. Those with at least five years management or professional experience do not need a degree or equivalent qualification.

For non-native speakers of English:
In order to benefit from, contribute to and enjoy the course, a good command of spoken and written English language is required. If English is not your first language, you will need English language proficiency equivalent to an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6 in the written test.

The Brighton MBA does not require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), though if you have taken the GMAT a good score can strengthen your application.

Months of entry


Course content

The Public Service Management MBA will enhance your professional and personal skills, challenge you and your organisation, and aid your career progression into senior managerial positions.

This MBA provides the transfer of knowledge and new ideas from course to workplace, benefiting your employers and equipping you with strong personal and professional skills. By enhancing your knowledge, confidence and competence, the Public Service Management MBA will help you address complex organisational problems in a fast-changing political and global environment.

The course emphasises the need for a combination of soft and hard management skills, while also promoting creative problem-solving, communication, multidisciplinary thinking, team work, and leadership and management skills. The focus is on developing your knowledge in an applied and integrated way.

Overall, the course aims to deliver a high quality, personalised management learning experience. It has been designed for experienced professionals looking to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and build strategic and change management capability. It will prepare you for the new leadership challenges of the current buisness climate.

Past students include managers from the health, police, prison and fire services, the civil service, the voluntary sector, non-governmental organisations and local authorities.

The MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards - both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership. Together, these awards make a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.

During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the CMI. Our partnerships with professional associations ensures the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.

The course is taught in weekly blocks which allows you to apply the tools, theories and techniques learnt during the course in your workplace, bringing an immediate benefit to your organisation.There are multiple start dates throughout the year.

Information for international students

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out above should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the University of Brighton's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
Contact School
International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
18 months


part time
24 months
full time
18 months


part time
24 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

Business School
01273 642197