Executive Programme

I have worked in the Scottish Parliament for over 10 years, and the Academy of Government programme provided me with a fantastic forum for strengthening my understanding of public policy. I really appreciated how supportive the faculty were of my work commitments.

- Ross Burnside, Executive Programme (2011-12).

Our Executive Programme in Public Policy is aimed at mid-career professionals from the public sector, international organisations, business and civil society organisations. The curriculum is the same as that of our Master of Public Policy, but it is structured in a more flexible way. You can study at the Academy over 4-6 years and accumulate credits over that time, exiting at various points with different qualifications in public policy. It offers rising public leaders the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the political, economic, normative and global aspects of complex policy problems.

The Executive Programme is designed specifically for those who:

  • Are unable to study full-time for 12 consecutive months but who wish to benefit from a full-time learning environment.
  • Wish to study alongside, and learn from, an international, diverse and experienced group of students.
  • Are sponsored to undertake an MPP but cannot be away from the office for more than 3 months at a time.

You can also enrol on individual modules. More details on the courses/modules can be found here.

For further details, or to discuss the possibilities available via the Executive Programme, please contact us.