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Anglia Ruskin University

Public Service (Top Up)

UCAS Code: L461

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

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Public services

Develop your knowledge of public services such as policing, the Armed Forces and youth justice in the UK – and gain a full BA (Hons) degree in just one year.

If you already have a foundation degree or HND in Public Service, our Top-Up course is for you.

Created with public service employers, our one-year degree gives you the chance to advance your understanding in specialist areas such as youth justice and psychology, and find out what drives policy in the UK’s public services today.

It’s a hands-on course with plenty of opportunities to learn through study trips, simulated training sessions, and visits from public service professionals.
With a focus on issues such as public services policy, youth justice and politics, our top-up degree will further your academic knowledge and work-based skills.

Thanks to our links with fire and ambulance services, the police, the Prison Service, HM Revenue & Customs and the Armed Forces, you’ll benefit from course content that aligns closely with current professional practice – delivered by lecturers who have first-hand experience of working in the sector.
But you won’t just learn in the classroom. You might go on a trip to Berlin and tour of a Stasi prison or roleplay as a casualty in simulated mass emergency situations for London Fire Brigade, you might take part in Public Order policing training or a teambuilding trip to the Lake District involving activities such as kayaking, ghyll-scrambling and abseiling.

Throughout our BA (Hons) Public Service Top-Up course there’s a focus on your future career. The Major Project module gives you the chance to explore your chosen area of public service, and prepare for life after graduation.

Modules

Core modules

Major Project
Politics and Public Service
Public Services Policy

Optional modules

Invisible Crimes
Sexuality and Social Control
Sport, Globalisation and International politics
Race, Racism and Cultural Identity
Specialist Subject: Social Sciences
Investigative Psychology
Sociology of Popular Culture
Feminist Theory and Practice
Youth Justice Controversies

Assessment methods

We will assess the knowledge and understanding you gain from the course in a number of ways, including poster presentations, progress files, essays, case studies and projects.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Humanities and Social Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Politics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
40%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
E

After graduation


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Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,968
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Welfare professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Childcare and related personal services

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

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