St Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RF, United Kingdom

Public Services - University of West London

Pursue your passion for civic duty and try and change the world or understand the challenges with this all-encompassing course. You will gain an understanding of the work of public service bodies, policy creation, implementation and evaluation, and issues around the management and governance of public services. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules at Levels 5 and 6, such as Public Service Law or Disaster and Emergency Management. This BA(Hons) Public Services course also equips you with the professional knowledge and transferable skills to go on to a range of careers in a growing and dynamic sector. You will be part of the vibrant School of Law and Criminology, with active student societies, and annual trips to the University of North Texas, College of Du Page near Chicago, as well as regular external speaker and careers events. Launch a rewarding career in the public service sector, a dynamic and growing area of study with plenty of graduate opportunities. Build on your knowledge of public service bodies including local and central government, as well as international and global public services. You will learn about policies from conception to execution and learn how to handle management issues and public service governance. Career-focused events and modules will enable you to develop and reflect upon your own employability and management skills. These skills include: - Qualitative and quantitative research methodologies; these skills will help identify social trends and patterns and produce social statistics such as those used in market research, opinion polling, sales and other areas of employment - You will be able to look beyond a superficial evaluation of issues focusing instead on ‘why’ through social theories and writing. This type of enquiry promotes relevant critical skills which are considered invaluable by market researchers, policy analysts, government agencies, charities and other agencies interested in resolving multifaceted social problems. - Recognising the importance of working with different demographics you will gain an understanding of social differences and the challenges of facing different sections of society, as well as how those working within public services can respond to these challenges. Your professional knowledge and transferable skills learned on this course will take you further in an evolving global landscape. You will benefit from the excellent teaching and learning facilities at UWL including a state-of-the-art library, recorded lectures available to listen to on our UWLReplay system, and experienced staff who are active in research as well as experienced in professional practice.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main site - West London,LondonUnited Kingdom