Taught course

Public Service Management

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

You will usually be expected to have an Honours degree of class 2:2 or above in any discipline.

For applicants who do not possess a degree, a minimum of two years’ middle management experience with associated training, may be taken into account via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) mechanism (University regulations will apply). If you have relevant prior qualifications, you could obtain exemptions from certain modules.

Months of entry


Course content

The University has a long tradition of providing high-quality public services courses, and has successfully delivered such postgraduate programmes for over 20 years. The MSc Public Service Management is specifically designed for individuals who work in or with public service-related organisations, and is available to study full-time or part-time.

You will examine the challenges faced in public service, making strong links between academic theory and management practice to establish a relevant context. You will also specialise in a key area through your chosen dissertation topic. There are three exit points – Postgraduate Certificate; the Postgraduate Diploma or the full MSc.

For more information on the course, teaching and career prospects please see the website.

Information for international students

International applicants will need a good command of English – the minimum equivalent of an IELTS score of 6.5, or IBT TOEFL 86, depending on the course you are studying.

Fees and funding

For full funding information please see the website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


part time
12 months
full time
4 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months

Further details of qualification

For part-time students, the taught component is delivered over two academic years. You can normally expect to complete the course over three academic years, however the modular structure provides the flexibility for you to study at your own pace.

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78