Whether you want to get into public services or take your career to the next level, this is the course for you. We've developed this course with leading employers, who play an active part in teaching it.
You’ll develop the specialist skills and knowledge you’ll need to work in public services such as the Police, Prison Service, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Revenue & Customs and the armed forces.
While we designed the course primarily for uniformed public service workers, anyone working with the public will find it useful, thanks to its focus on issues such as customer service, planning, leadership and project management.
Work-based learning’s an important part of the course, as it's where you’ll really embed what you’ve learnt in the classroom, from lecturers and guest speakers who’ve direct experience of public services.
Specialist modules cover theoretical and practical topics, including leadership, interpersonal and presentation skills, disaster planning, workplace cultures, ethical practice, financing public services, politics and public service, deviance, forensic science, equality, and cultural diversity.
All of this will give you the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence you need not only to provide vital services, but also to lead them into the future.
It’s worth pointing out that private sector employers value this course and if you want to, you can continue your studies for a third year and ‘top up’ your qualification to a BA (Hons) Public Service.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the public services, as well as in the private sector.
We’ll assess your progress through exams, coursework and essay assignments, as well as your presentations and practical / work-based assignments.
Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.
Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.
If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.
Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
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