The BA (Hons) Public Services is also available as a four year course including an integrated foundation year, and is designed for students who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry onto the degree. You will start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before continuing onto the three year degree programme. 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.