Doctorate in Governance (DGov) at Institute of Public Administration

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The Doctorate in Governance (DGov) at Institute of Public Administration is a 4 – 5 year professional doctoral programme. It provides public policy-makers and public sector managers with the advanced knowledge and high-level critical skills that their professional lives demand. Students explore how public policy-making has evolved, and is continuing to evolve, as a result of changes in the structure and practices of the modern state. The programme will enable policy-makers to gain a comprehensive understanding of issues and patterns of governance in Ireland and abroad. It involves the study of various modules and the preparation of a research project.

Doctorate in Governance (DGov) at Institute of Public Administration

  • Provides a unique curriculum of doctoral level education
  • Is delivered under the direction of a team of acknowledged academics and practitioners
  • Focuses on applying academic understandings and skills to professional practice
  • Facilitates research into, and debate on, key issues affecting policy-making and governance
  • Creates opportunities to develop inter-jurisdiction networks
  • Involves residential study sessions to facilitate learning and esprit de corps among participants and teaching staff
  • Includes a doctoral research project on a subject of the participant’s choice
  • Provides extensive participant support, including an induction workshop, a personal tutor and progress tutorials at each study session.

About Institute of Public Administration

The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) delivers postgraduate courses for people who want to pursue a career in business administration.

The Institute of Public Administration offers a number of postgraduate admin courses ranging from management in healthcare to leadership and strategy within a business. IPA’s courses are listed and advertised on, where you can browse and enquire with college for further information.


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