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Community and Public Services Management

Course Code: UF6057, UX6057

Level: 6
Subject area: Public Services
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Duration: One year (full-time), two years (part-time)
When you'll study: Various days and times

About the course

Full Fee

Full-time £8,450
Part-time £8,450 (£4,225 per year)

This top-up course is relevant to anyone interested in a career as a manager or leader within the public or community professions. It emphasises the importance of theory in practice and is, therefore, designed and delivered by community and public service experienced academics with excellent sector links. This ensures that graduates fully understand the complexity of delivering services in the helping professions and have developed the appropriate skills and knowledge for a successful career across the public, commercial, voluntary, and charitable sectors or one of the multi-agency bodies associated with them.

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following subjects:

  • ethical decision making
  • understanding addiction and compulsive behaviour
  • management and leadership for change in the community and public service
  • community and public service delivery and evaluation
  • community and public sector research project
  • understanding mental health and mental illness
  • cohesion and conflict.
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have a level 5 qualification in a relevant subject. Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.


Assessment is 100% coursework which will include: essays, reports, web pages, information booklets, presentations, discussion and briefings.

There are no exams on this course.

What's next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to pursue a career in a wide range of public, community, voluntary and charitable organisations such as:

  • community healthcare
  • social work
  • probation
  • victim support
  • youth work
  • local government
  • emergency and armed services.


Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: UF6057

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £8450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.