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Public Service Leadership MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Leadership Armed Forces Military Services Preparation Public Service Preparation

Course type


Course Summary

This course is the only programme of its kind in Wales. It will help to develop and support new systems leadership thinking and practice across the country and beyond and lead the response to the demand for transformational change in public service delivery. The programme is unique in its design – it has been co-created by organisations from across the public, private and third sectors to ensure that it addresses the opportunities and challenges that a whole systems approach can bring to tackling complex issues. It will support current and emerging leaders to lead better together and enhances employability and transferability of skills within and between sectors. Alumni is a key focus of the programme and the development of a ‘Community of Leadership’ to network and support. Systems Leadership is key to tackling and addressing the complex challenges that public services face of increased demand with fewer resources and increasingly complex social challenges – It drives the leadership needed to bring people, organisations and sectors together to tackle the issues that no one organisation can achieve alone. In Wales, the Public Services Leadership Programme will help Public Service Boards work together more effectively. The programme is delivered by a wide range of leading experts in systems leadership and current leaders in practice. Assessments are designed to be current, contemporary and innovative.

The Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015 has changed the way public services work. It places an obligation on them to ensure that when making their decisions they take into account the impact they could have on people living their lives in Wales in the future. Combined with increasing and continuing pressure on resources, this calls for a new kind of public leadership and a new course to prepare our current and future public leaders. Created with organisations across the public, private and third sectors, Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s BA (Hons) in Public Service Leadership is the only course of its kind in Wales.

Different course options

Full time | Wrexham Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Engage in critical self-reflection on their own mental models, motivations, methods and style of leadership.
Advanced Research methods

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will already possess a related first-degree (normally 2:1 or above although 2:2 is also accepted with an interview). A non-graduate may be accepted as a candidate provided he/she has held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position, which is relevant to the programme within the previous five years. Applicants will be interviewed in person. In respect of admissions, the programme shall apply Glyndŵr University’s RP(E)L regulations.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, along with part-time courses and professional qualifications. The university prides itself on its industry-led courses, offering links with employers. There are over 9,000 students at the university, with around 1,500 studying for a postgraduate qualification. The main campus in Wrexham is located on the edge of town and contains the majority...more