Developed in collaboration with leading employers, this is the ideal course if you’re preparing for a public services role, or already work in the sector and want to take your career to the next level.
On this course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge that public services such as the police, Prison Service, fire and ambulance services, HM Revenue & Customs and the armed forces want in their employees.
We’ve designed it primarily for uniformed public service workers, although anyone working with the public would benefit from taking this exciting and challenging course.
You’ll learn about public services directly through work-based learning and in the classroom, from lecturers and guest speakers who’ve direct experience of working in the sector.
There are specialist modules in subjects such as leadership, interpersonal and presentation skills, disaster planning, workplace cultures, ethical practice, financing public services, politics and public service, deviance, forensic science, equality, and cultural diversity.
All of which will give you the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to provide vital services and lead them into the future.
It’s worth pointing out that private sector employers value this course, as you’ll graduate with many of the qualities they look for in their future leaders. There’s also the opportunity to continue your academic studies by progressing onto the BA (Hons) Public Service.
We have strong links with the fire, police, prison and ambulance services, HM Revenue & Customs, and the armed forces. They continually advise us on how to develop the course and help us teach and train our students.
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the public services, as well as in the private sector.
We’ll assess your progress through exams. coursework and essay assignments, as well as your presentations and practical/work-based assignments.
In the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we use our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond to nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking, in order to educate, entertain, inspire and understand, as well as to improve people’s lives.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
32 UCAS tariff points. Required subject(s): 2 A levels in related subjects. BTEC/Access required: a BTEC National or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
Important additional notes
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We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
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