Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM885DA: Leadership in Public Organisations

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:


  • Public organisational leadership
  • Evidence-based public management
  • Adaptive and customer-orientated service delivery
  • Patterns of Strategy

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22.5Masterclasses The masterclasses are where apprentices are given day length teaching and learning, contextualised through practical group exercises.
Guided Independent Study67.5Weekly study sessions A day per week spent on guided, independent, group and informational sessions to enhance, contextualise, and practice the learnings from masterclasses.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).