This programme is designed for students who want to work in
It will allow students to understand how society functions and how criminals are conditioned to behave and the role of public services in a changing society. It will also look at how
Students on the programme may;
The purpose of the Foundation Degree in Public Services and Criminology is to supplement the knowledge and skills developed through public services qualifications with a wider appreciation and understanding of the role the services plays in the industry and to develop further skills relevant to the wider aspects of working in the public services.
The course is to be delivered at our Taunton site, allowing students to experience the facilities and space needed for the course delivered in our university centre. It will be supplemented by visits to different services, guest speakers and an opportunity to undertake work placement within a suitable service provider.
Teaching and Assessment
The course is delivered by various types of learning, including lectures, seminars, presentations and practicals. Assessment will be through assignments or essays, portfolios, practical assessments and presentations.
Upon successful completion of this course you can top-up to a full Honours Degree by studying the BSc (Hons) Public Services (Policing) Top-up at Plymouth University or the BSc (Hons) Public Services (Top-up) at Exeter College.
Alternative options are available with other Universities. Many of our students have taken up employment in the public services sector including the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services, HM Forces, HM Prison Service and outdoor education and activity centres.
You will require a minimum of 48 (previously 120) UCAS tariff points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area and at least four GCSEs at grades A* - C, or Grade 4 including Maths and English or Level 2 equivalent. Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply.