Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration

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OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration is a postgraduate level recognised qualification suitable for learners to gain skills in public service administration.

Public service managers face an increasing pace of change, combined with pressures to deliver more with less, navigate a complex policy context and enhance performance while sustaining public service values. Additionally, this course is for professionals in public and non-profit organisations who provide strong and comprehensive support, this OTHM Level 7 Diploma qualification will equip you to meet these challenges.

You will study three aspects of public administration:

  • Policy process, within which public services are developed.
  • Organisational and human context through which public services are delivered.
  • Wider social, economic and political environment that shapes public service demands and constraints.

You will learn how to analyse complex public management problems, lead change effectively, and develop your ability to manage through networks and partnerships and will be able to shape and deliver the public services of the future and move into more strategic roles in a wide range of organisations.

Additionally, Over the course of the programme, you will grow as a competent and reflective practitioner, both in your current role and in preparation for more demanding roles in the future.

Delivery Methods

In order to cater to various learning styles London College of Professional Studies provides various delivery methods. Including blended learning, online learning, distance learning and in class. The learners can choose the mode of study as per their choice and convenience. Learners are able to interact with tutors and also we do provide our student LCPS online portal where students can see all the study notes, assignments briefing and online library.


The programme is available in 2 duration modes:

  • 6 Month
  • 9 Month


Additionally, The programme is accredited by Ofqual regulated awarding body.

OTHM Qualifications

Course Delivery

OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration is available in 2 modes:

  • Online
  • Blended Learning

Entry requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration qualification, learners must possess:

  • An honours degree in a related subject or a UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course
  • Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years of relevant work experience in the public service field will also be considered.

Qualification Structure

In order to earn OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration individuals must complete 6 mandatory units for a total of 120 credits.


Unit title Level Credit
Managing and Leading in the Public Sector 7 20
Public Service Reform and Innovation 7 20
Policy and Politics – Theory and Analysis 7 20
Managing Public Finance 7 20
Managing Public Sector Projects 7 20
Advanced Research Methods 7 20


Finally, Successful completion of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Public Administration qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study.

Learners are eligible to progress to a master top-up with advanced standing.


Assessment is via assignment submission

No Exams

Payment Plan

Payment option
Fee £1440  ( Including VAT )



Level 7
Duration 6 Month (Fast Track),

9 Month

Delivery Online, Blended
Assessment Assessment is via assignment submission only,

No Exams


Payment Plan

Payment option
Fee £1440  ( Including VAT )


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