Public Services University of Wales Trinity Saint David


Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

The Public Services degree provides a professional education to prepare the graduate for a career in the Public Services professions. The programme meets the needs of aspiring uniformed public service officers, support and administrative professionals and equips students with the knowledge and skills for successful employment in public services professions.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Swansea Business Campus

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Year 1 provides an introduction to the key public services disciplines, including behavioural dynamics, law, social theory, public services environment and develops vital employability skills within applied personal and professional development and leading self modules. Students have the opportunity to work with an external organisation to see theory in action and acquire valuable skills. Year 2 covers finance, human resources, partnerships, terrorism and the current public sector environment, whilst developing leadership and team building skills through activities. Voluntary work experience opportunities exists which will be assessed for credits. Year 3 develops the themes of strategy, leadership, corporate responsibility and management. Students will also study either a dissertation or a research project in a contemporary public sector topic. We have incorporated the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing into the Operational Policing module.

Assessment method

All modules are 20 credits. Assessments include; essays, reports, presentations and reflective blogs. Level 5 and 6 (second and final years) only have examinations (two 2 hour open-book examinations at each level). Level 5 (second year) includes an assessed work experience 20 credit 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.

Course code L492
Institution code T80
Campus name Swansea Business Campus
Campus code S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £10,400 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.