Public Services at University of South Wales - UCAS

University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Public Services

Course summary

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.

Modules

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

Application codes

Course code:
L430
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Pontypridd
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-public-services/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Public Services at University of South Wales - UCAS