The DGov is a 4 - 5 year professional doctoral programme.
It provides public policy-makers and public sector managers
with the advanced knowledge and high-level critical skills
that their professional lives demand. Students explore how
public policy-making has evolved, and is continuing to evolve,
as a result of changes in the structure and practices of the
modern state. The programme will enable policy-makers to
gain a comprehensive understanding of issues and patterns
of governance in Ireland and abroad. It involves the study of
various modules and the preparation of a research project.
The DGov programme attracts participants from the civil service, local government service, health services, security services, other state services and the voluntary sector in Ireland, Great Britain and the rest of Europe. Applicants should normally possess a primary degree, or equivalent qualification, of at least upper second class honours (2.1) standard and have at least five years full-time work experience at an appropriate level in a relevant public service profession. Interviews may be held to assess the suitability of applicants.