If you want to make a difference to day-to-day life in your local community, or make an impact at a national or even global level, our Public Services degree will help you make your mark. On this BA (Hons) Public Services degree, you’ll explore how these services operate and the challenges they face in the 21st century, preparing you for a career in this important and diverse sector. A key feature of your Public Services degree is the link between theory and practice. Learning is often based on real-life data, as well as examples and case studies from public, voluntary and community organisations. This ensures that what you learn is relevant to the workplace and situations you may encounter when you graduate. You’ll also be encouraged to undertake a short-term placement during your studies. You could get the chance to work with public sector organisations such as the NHS. This valuable opportunity will ensure you’re equipped with skills needed by employers when you graduate.
Year One •Public Affairs •Organisation and Behaviour in the Public Sector •Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion •Doing Social Science Research You will also study the double module Planning and Operations or two modules from the following options: •Understanding Criminal Justice •Conflict, Crisis and Change •Understanding Society Year Two •Public Services Placement •Equality and Diversity •Research Methods in the Social Sciences •Public Service Law •The Workplace Environment •Critical Reflection on Work Based Learning •Society: Problems and Solutions You will also study two modules from the following options: •Emergencies and Disasters •Policing •Violence and Conflict Year Three •Dissertation •Strategy, Leadership and Innovation •Governing the Locality You will also study two modules from the following options: •Performance and Development •Critical Issues in Criminal Investigations •Work Experience and Career Planning in Social Policy •Conflict, War and Peace •Family Youth and Community •Social Policy and Young People •Sociology of Sport
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.
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|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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