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UCEN Manchester

Public Services and Social Justice (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: L231

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

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Full-time | 2020

This award provides an agreed progression for Foundation Degree Students. In addition to this the award has also provided the opportunity for students who are returning to study from a variety of Public Services related backgrounds. The diversity in the background and demographic of the student body provides an interesting and enriching environment for students to study at level 6.

The content of the units is designed to both compliment and challenge learners from the differing entry points. The Negotiated Project will be contextualised to suit the needs of the students by allowing higher-level study and research opportunities that follow expected career aspirations.

The Conflict or Cohesion? Debates in Equality and Community in modern Britain unit focuses on areas that are essential to workers and managers in the Public Sector in terms of the legislation involved and how they are applied within the sector and the wider community.

The Contemporary Issues unit focuses on two areas:

• Public Sector Reform
• Criminal Justice

The reform element is a key feature of modern public service delivery and allows the student to focus on both areas of interest and for future employment. The Criminal Justice element provides an opportunity for students to develop a critical engagement with a variety of emerging trends in Criminology and the Criminal Justice Sector responses to deviant behaviour in a multi-agency context.

Graduates from this programme could progress to careers in Social Housing, the Royal Navy, Prison Service, Policing, Teaching, Legal Practice, the Private Sector, and the Royal Air Force.

Modules

Contemporary Issues in Public Policy (30 credits)
This unit examines and analyses the changes to the management and delivery of public services. This includes visits to local authority policy officers and meeting public sector leaders such as the Major of Greater Manchester and other leaders of public organisations. In addition, the unit will also develop a critical understanding of the causes and consequences of crime in a public policy context.

Conflict or Cohesion (30 credits)
This unit examines the issues of equality legislation and the impact of this legislation on recruitment and selection in the public and private sector. The second part of the module studies the importance of community cohesion theory and practice and the development of this in practice.

Negotiated research (60 credits)
This is a very interesting and important double weighted unit with 3 components: Literature review, Research proposal and Research project. This unit enables students to undertake a detailed research project into a public service related topic of their choice.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a range of assessment methods allowing you to fully demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.

Assessment methods on this programme include:-

• Essay
• Exam
• Reports,
• Literature
• Presentation.
• Dissertation

The Uni


Course location:

Openshaw Campus

Department:

Public services (SPS)

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