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Community and Public Service 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

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About the course

This top-up course is relevant to anyone interested in a career as a manager or leader in the caring 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 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.