The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) is the leading UK centre for the study of public service management, policy, participative democracy, and governance. With over 50 years of experience working within local government and the public sector, INLOGOV creates the latest thinking with public servants.

Our staff come from varied disciplinary backgrounds and regularly work with politicians, managers, communities and partner organisations to enhance practice through academic insight.

We are engaged in policy and management research, continuing professional and management development and consultancy for central and local government, and other national and local agencies. We draw great strength from our close links with the world of practice in local government, the voluntary sector and other public service agencies, for example those of criminal justice.

We offer a range of postgraduate degrees, at Doctoral, Masters, diploma and certificate levels. We welcome applications for part-time study as well as full-time. Our applied research activity feeds directly into our programmes, so our participants are among the first to hear the latest research findings and to reflect on how new thinking might impact on future policy and practice.

We also offer a 100% online Distance Learning Masters in Public Administration, which is perfectly positioned to encourage progressive ideas and innovative thinking without the need to set foot on campus. It has been specifically designed for those who are seeking to take their career in public services further – whether it’s a move into a more senior role, a change in career, new department or shift into consultancy work.

About the INLOGOV Blog 

The INLOGOV blog is home to the department’s latest news and outputs. It’s a key way of connecting with the wider world and showcasing the outstanding and world-class thinking and research we engage in. Contributions are typically form INLOGOV staff, associates or students and focus on outputs, events and current affairs related to local government.

We also provide a forum for local government stakeholders to present and debate their perspectives on issues relevant to the sector.

All content is the responsibility of the author and does not represent the view of the department or university unless explicitly stated.

The blog is aimed at those who are working in, researching or otherwise engaged in the world of local government, public administration and public management.

Key links:

Degree programmes

Academic research

Key contacts: 

Jason Lowther, Director, [email protected]

Sarah Smith, Postgraduate Programmes Manager, [email protected]

Dr Karin Bottom, Director of Education, [email protected]

Blog submissions to:  Jason Lowther, [email protected]