Public Services Degrees

PUBLIC SERVICES AT USW

Public services affect our day-to-day lives in many ways; from the collection of refuse to community regeneration, and the protection provided by the emergency services and the health service. 

Looking at issues of power and decision-making, you’ll investigate how decisions come about, who makes them and what difference they make in the real world. Both friendly and inclusive, we provide an environment that ensures students achieve the outcomes they deserve.

Luke Goddard and Alex Wadham - Public Services

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

POSTGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL

NOT SURE WHICH COURSE TO CHOOSE?

Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Public Services courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.

Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.

WHY STUDY PUBLIC SERVICES AT USW?

Bela Arora

TAUGHT BY RESEARCHERS

Staff teaching public services at the University of South Wales have years of experience in delivering awards for the public sector, all of whom have a strong research profile in the field. Our students benefit from a range of guest speaker events, including from police forces, equality organisations and local government.

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REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Looking at issues of power and decision-making, you’ll investigate how decisions come about, who makes them and what difference they make in the real world. Social Policy students have access to the Global Choices Series, featuring high profile guest speakers including Sir John Major and Lady Shami Chakrabarti.

Paige Thomas

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The University has a long tradition of providing high quality healthcare management courses and has successfully delivered similar postgraduate programmes for over 20 years. Students have the opportunity to undertake a 10-week internship during the second year of the degree and can study for up to a year in Europe or the USA to get an international perspective and a CV boost.

WHY CHOOSE USW?

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THE PERFECT LOCATION

With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life, night life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.


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EXPERT TEACHING

Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.


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MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.


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SUPPORT & ADVICE

Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.


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CAREER-FOCUSED

Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career. 


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QUALITY COURSES

Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession, such as an ACCA or LPC.


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