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BA (Hons) inPublic Services Management Top-Up

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Enabling you to work at managerial level within the industry, this one-year, full-time top-up course provides you with an in-depth understanding of the applied processes implemented within public services professions. Seeking to enhance your practice to supervisory standard, you will gain the essential skills and critical techniques necessary for future employment.

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Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • October 2024



Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

1 Year

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Our BA (Hons) Public Services Management (Top-Up) degree is designed to provide you with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical ability to accelerate your progression towards supervisory level. Converting your existing HND or Foundation Degree into a full BA (Hons), this course seeks to enhance your abilities and broaden your understanding of industry processes. Studying various modules, including Strategic Management, Disaster Management, and Public Relations, you will acquire a firm grounding in the concepts of public service management and its position within the modern workplace. This course places considerable emphasis on work-based opportunities and allows you to apply your academic knowledge to practical tasks.


Course Modules

  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation
  • Strategic Management
  • Disaster Planning & Management
  • Social Psychology in the Public Services
  • Marketing Communications


Successful completion of an HND or Foundation Degree


As a graduate, opportunities for employment include careers within the Civil Service, Fire, Ambulance, and HM Prison Services, as well as the Probation and Police Services, and Local and National Government. You may, however, wish to continue with your studies and progress on to postgraduate study at master’s level.

Course Costs

Programme Costs (Per Year):

  • Full Time (FT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £8,250
  • Non EU: £12,500

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2023/24 academic year and may change for the 2024/25 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2024/25 as soon as it is available.

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the Management department are listed below:

  • DBS checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • The cost of all assessments at first attempt are included in your course fees, but if you do not pass at first attempt you will be responsible for resit fees, at a cost of £40 per module.
  • Field trips will be available during your programme. Costs of these are normally covered but you will be expected to make a contribution towards food, which varies depending on the duration of the trip. Some trips may require a refundable deposit (normally £20) which will be returned upon attendance on the trip.
  • The department runs a number of visits/ additional workshops/ qualifications for which students are not usually asked for payment. A refundable deposit may be asked for which is normally around £20. The deposit is refunded upon attendance/ successful completion of the course. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget for day trips, which will vary depending on the duration and venue.
  • All work is electronically submitted. You may need to provide a printed copy of your final dissertation and poster. The estimated cost for this is around £20-£25 per student in the final year.

Please click here for a full breakdown of our fees policy

Find out more about the course costs and Financial Support available, or contact our Undergraduate Admission Team for more information.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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