Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Public Services

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa. Location: This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Hartlepool College (campus code 5, call 01429 295000) and with Darlington College (campus code 1, call 01325 503050). Course overview: Employment prospects in public services are vast and varied, whether in the uniformed or non-uniformed area. This course integrates work-related experience and the academic knowledge required for a career in public services. It provides you with a recognised qualification which will enhance your opportunities for potential employment within the police and fire services, the armed forces, local government, civil service, education, prison service and ambulance services. The course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the relationship between theory and practice in the public services sector, and will introduce a variety of analytical approaches and current issues. Students studying on this programme may have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications including Basic Expedition Leaders Award (BELA), BCU (Canoe/Kayak award), Foundation Safety and Rescue, Stewarding Award, First Aid Qualification. These additional qualifications may vary. After the course: This programme will appeal to anyone who is either considering a career in the uniformed public services or who aspires to being involved in a management role in a public services-related career.

Course details


Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and individual study. Assessment is entirely through the production of coursework for each module.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 40 - 48 points
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area.

40-48 tariff points from at least two A levels or equivalent. GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. The entry criteria is based on your ability to succeed and can be demonstrated in a variety of ways including appropriate training through work. All applicants will have the opportunity to attend an interview with college staff. Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6150 Year 1
England £6150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6150 Year 1
Scotland £6150 Year 1
Wales £6150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Public Services at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS