Developed in collaboration with leading employers, this is the ideal course if you’re preparing for a public services role, or already work in the sector and want to take your career to the next level.
On this course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge that public services such as the police, Prison Service, fire and ambulance services, HM Revenue & Customs and the armed forces want in their employees.
We’ve designed it primarily for uniformed public service workers, although anyone working with the public would benefit from taking this exciting and challenging course.
You’ll learn about public services directly through work-based learning and in the classroom, from lecturers and guest speakers who’ve direct experience of working in the sector.
There are specialist modules in subjects such as 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 which will give you the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to provide vital services and lead them into the future.
It’s worth pointing out that private sector employers value this course, as you’ll graduate with many of the qualities they look for in their future leaders. There’s also the opportunity to continue your academic studies by progressing onto the BA (Hons) Public Service.
We have strong links with the fire, police, prison and ambulance services, HM Revenue & Customs, and the armed forces. They continually advise us on how to develop the course and help us teach and train our students.
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 StoryLab Research Institute, whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), as well as nine international research clusters including 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.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
32 UCAS tariff points. Required subject(s): 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required: a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
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.
Distance learning, part-time undergraduate (4 years)
May 2018, September 2018, January 2019
Full-time, sandwich-thick undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)
January 2019, September 2018
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