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Public Service (Top Up) BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Develop your knowledge of public services such as policing, the Armed Forces and youth justice in the UK – and gain a full BA (Hons) degree in just one year.If you already have a foundation degree or HND in Public Service, our Top-Up course is for you.Created with public service employers, our one-year degree gives you the chance to advance your understanding in specialist areas such as youth justice and psychology, and find out what drives policy in the UK’s public services today.It’s a hands-on course with plenty of opportunities to learn through study trips, simulated training sessions, and visits from public service professionals.With a focus on issues such as public services policy, youth justice and politics, our top-up degree will further your academic knowledge and work-based skills.Thanks to our links with fire and ambulance services, the police, the Prison Service, HM Revenue & Customs and the Armed Forces, you’ll benefit from course content that aligns closely with current professional practice – delivered by lecturers who have first-hand experience of working in the sector.But you won’t just learn in the classroom. You might go on a trip to Berlin and tour of a Stasi prison or roleplay as a casualty in simulated mass emergency situations for London Fire Brigade, you might take part in Public Order policing training or a teambuilding trip to the Lake District involving activities such as kayaking, ghyll-scrambling and abseiling.Throughout our BA (Hons) Public Service Top-Up course there’s a focus on your future career. The Major Project module gives you the chance to explore your chosen area of public service, and prepare for life after graduation.

Application deadline

15 January

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    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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    96th out of 123

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    92 42%


  • Graduate prospects

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    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

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    4.14 83%


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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%


  • Student satisfaction

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    3.86 77%



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