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Institute Of Public Administration Doctorate in Governance (DGov)
Institute Of Public Administration

Doctorate in Governance (DGov)

Dublin Southside, Ireland

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Sep 2023

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The DGov is a 4 - 5 year professional doctoral programme. It provides public policy-makers and public sector managers with 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 due to 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:

  • Provides a unique curriculum of doctoral-level education
  • It is delivered under the direction of a team of acknowledged academics and practitioners
  • Focuses on applying academic understandings and skills to professional practice
  • Facilitates research into and debate on key issues affecting policy-making and governance.
  • Creates opportunities to develop inter-jurisdiction networks
  • Involves residential study sessions to facilitate learning and esprit de corps among participants and teaching staff
  • Includes a doctoral research project on a subject of the participant’s choice
  • Provides extensive participant support, including an induction workshop, personal tutorials, and progress tutorials at each study session.

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