Democracy, Governance and Participation
Delivered by the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), the UK’s leading academic centre for research and teaching on local governance and strategic public management, this 8-week short course explores the theories that influence representative democracy and the challenges in changing societies around the world.
By learning about new forms of participation and models of government, you will be able to develop an awareness of how and when to use different approaches that will allow you to better lead and manage change within organisations.
Suitability - Who should attend?
To be eligible to apply for a short course, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university, OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Professional applications may also be considered. Please speak to a Recruitment Co-ordinator to discuss your eligibility.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Once you have finished the 8-week course, you will be awarded an official University of Birmingham postgraduate micro-credential certificate (worth 10 academic credits) and a transcript. You will be able to use these academic credits to apply for advanced entry to the University of Birmingham’s full Online Masters of Public Administration (MPA) qualification.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Explain the theories which underpin representative democracy and traditional patterns of participation
- Analyse and compare changing relationships between citizens and government in different contexts
- Identify emergent ways of engaging citizens in governance, including an awareness of how and when to use different approaches to participation
- Critically evaluate the crisis of democracy, the potential of the participatory turn and impact of the different participatory practices.
Course delivery details
12-15 hours per week
After completing this course, you will be in a prime position for a range of roles, including those within local councils and educational institutes or as a senior policy officer, social services manager or member of parliament.
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