Exeter College

BSc (Hons) Public Services

Recognised as one of the leading further education college in the country, we offer small class sizes and one-to-one support. We offer courses delivered by friendly staff with industry experience. We offer modern, specialist, acclaimed learning resource centres. The result of studying with us? You earn a nationally and internationally recognised qualification awarded by Plymouth University. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • EXCE3007 Contemporary Issues in the Public Services

      Public Service issues can receive high profile across a range of political and public agendas, forums and arenas. The issues form the focus of what are often highly animated debates is very broad ranging. This module will provide students with an opportunity to explore current contemporary issues relevant to the wider public services sector including key and critical theories that underpin contemporary issues in the public services.

    • EXCE3008 Partnership Working: Policy and Practice

      Current policy and practice emphasises partnership working, collaboration and integration which leads to perfect desired outcomes but in practice, partnership working can be frustrating and imperfect. This module allows students an opportunity to explore the realities that different public services, practitioners and policy makers face, emerging issues and the future for policy and practice.

    • EXCE3009 Human Resources Management

      Public service organisations are increasingly working together to tackle internal and external issues more effectively and efficiently. Their common experiences and approaches can also extend to issues of staff and resources management. This module focuses upon principles of Human Resources Management, including staff performance and strategic management.

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • EXCE3006 Advanced Research Project

      In an identified area of interest within the wider public services sector students will produce an in-depth study. This module allows students an opportunity to develop their subject expertise and develop their research, intellectual and organisational skills through the writing of a detailed research project.

    • EXCE3010 Ethics in the Public Services

      This module will assist learners to critically explore historical and contemporary ethical issues regarding the range of services provided. In particular, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of ethical theory and its application within public services practice and provisions. They will also apply philosophical principles to public services practice and provisions.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

EU applicants should refer to our dedicated Brexit webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s plans to leave the European Union.

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with Exeter College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Exeter College

We’re proud of our awards – and you can be proud of your education with us. In 2012 we were recognised as the leading further education college in the country after winning two Times Educational Supplement FE Awards.

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