Public Administration and Law

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Law is a specialised programme in the study of public administration theory and practice; collaboration and leadership in public administration; equality and diversity in the workplace and the role of evidence in addressing complex social problems and issues.

The Graduate Certificate is principally aimed at both serving the training and development needs of public service practitioners, and those from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in entering public service employment. The Graduate Certificate is a stand-alone programme but it could serve as a basis for learners interested in progressing to the MA Public Administration (MPA) programme or School of Law programmes.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Autumn Semester
• Public Administration Theory and Practice (online)
• Equality and Diversity in the Workplace (online)

Spring Semester
• Collaborative Governance and Leadership (online)
• Using Evidence to Improve Societal Outcomes in the Real World (online)

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a primary degree (Level 8 - NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent) with a minimum 2.2

Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Application dates

What to include with your application

Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)

A copy of your most recent CV

A copy of your passport or birth certificate (long version)

Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate


1 Year, Full Time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Grad Cert

  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

  • Apply to

    Course provider