Performance Management, Short Course | Part time online | University of Birmingham online | United Kingdom
2 months
1250 GBP/full
1250 GBP/full
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Designed for professionals keen to enhance their career prospects in the ever-changing world of public administration, this 8-week short course in Performance Management from University of Birmingham is the ideal springboard to a more senior role in a government, agency or other public service position.

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The Performance Management course from  University of Birmingham online is taught 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. It’s through the influence of INLOGOV that you’ll develop a deeper understanding of today’s public service practices and strategies, preparing you to lead change anywhere in the world.

By examining the theoretical frameworks and data underpinning performance management, this course focuses on providing you with the practical skills to apply data in support of a range of performance objectives.

After completing the 8-week course, you will receive 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.

Why choose a postgraduate micro-credential short course?

Boost your CV in just eight weeks

  • Develop the specialist skills you need for your career goals
  • Gain an introduction to our Online MPA
  • Get a taster of online learning before committing to a full MPA degree
  • Earn a postgraduate micro-credential certificate worth 10 masters credits
  • Study around your existing commitments with 100% online learning
  • Expand your expertise at a top-100 University1
  • Join a community of like-minded learners from over 50 different countries2

Programme Structure

Why Study this Course?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand why performance management and measurement are key to public administration
  • Appraise the impact of performance measurement on organisations
  • Apply concepts to develop and implement performance measurement
  • Identify strategies to turn around poor performance
  • Learn from organisation performance case studies to improve service delivery
  • Use data from service users and other public organisations to prioritise service outcomes

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Semi-structured
  • Proactive tutoring and support

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    1250 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.


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