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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-112

% applicants receiving offers

79%

Subjects
  • Politics
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
104-112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

79%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This course offers specialist studies covering both the uniformed (emergency services) and non-uniformed (education, health, social housing) areas of our public services. Our programme, which is both educational and work-related, will help you to develop a range of skills that are essential for successful performance in the working life of public service organisations. There are opportunities to take a full-time sandwich placement year between second and final years, and for all students there is a programme of community engagement involving work and volunteering experience in the first and second years. This degree helps you understand how and why this complex and diverse sector is changing, as the Government seeks to â??moderniseâ?? staff working practices and improve the quality of service. Our Public Services courses include the following four pathways: ?BA (Hons) Public Services ?BA (Hons) Public Services (Governance) ?BA (Hons) Public Services (Social Policy) ?BA (Hons) Public Services (Uniformed Services) All of our pathways share a common first and second year, with specialist core and option units in the third or fourth year varying according to your chosen pathway.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
82%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
75%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 78%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
35% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
320 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

9%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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