Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

MSc (PGDip, PGCert) Public Management and Leadership Blended

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Taught




CODE P1194

How long it takes:

2 years part time

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

Core modules

  • Public Management and Governance (20 Credits)
  • Leadership in Public Services (20 Credits)
  • Performance, Strategy and Challenge (20 Credits)
  • Public Policy and Evidence (20 Credits)
  • Dissertation (60 Credits)


Optional modules

  • Commercialisation of Public Services (20 Credits)
  • Strategic Commissioning (20 Credits)
  • Public Sector Economics (20 Credits)
  • Digital Era Public Policy (20 Credits)

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.


The programme has been developed in exclusive partnership with SOLACE, the representative body for Chief Executives and senior managers working in the UK. This reiterates our commitment to teaching content that is highly relevant, applicable and useful for people working in the public sector.