Professional Certificates

Each of these Certificates provides an opportunity for students to register for a single Masters module, taken as a stand-alone option. SPOL40450 'Evidence-Based Policy Making and Evaluation' and POL40160 'Comparative Public Policy' are currently core modules in the Master of Public Policy programme.

The courses are designed for public or private sector employees seeking further training in specialized subjects that are relevant to their working lives.

The courses are particularly suitable for professionals who wish to enhance their professional skills but who may find it difficult to commit to a full Graduate Diploma or Masters programme. These Certificates can also be used as a building-block for candidates who may wish to go on take the MPP programme in stages.

Professional Certificate in Evidence-Based Policy-Making and Evaluation (SPOL40450, W339)

  • Award: Professional Certificate (NFQ Level 9)
  • Qualification Points: Professional Certificate – 10 credits – equivalent to 1 module
  • Duration: One semester (2 hours, Once a week for 12 weeks)
  • Start Date: September 2017
  • Module Description: Please visit our Core Modules page.
  • UCD Academic Expertise: This professional certificate is offered, delivered and supported by academics in the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
  • Fees: Fees should be confirmed by visiting UCD fees webpage.

Professional Certificate in Comparative Public Policy (POL40160, W340)

  • Award: Professional Certificate (NFQ Level 9)
  • Qualification Points: Professional Certificate – 10 credits – equivalent to 1 module
  • Duration: One semester (2 hours, Once a week for 12 weeks)
  • Start Date: January 2018
  • Module Description: Please visit our Core Modules page.
  • UCD Academic Expertise: This professional certificate is offered, delivered and supported by academics in the UCD School of Politics & International Relations.
  • Fees: Fees should be confirmed by visiting UCD fees webpage.