Public Services and Social Justice
Foundation Degree (FdA)
Courses at UCEN Manchester combine a variety of teaching and learning activities including seminars, lectures, tutorials, practical workshops and independent work individually as well as in groups.
In addition, these primary teaching and learning methods may be supplemented with field trips, work placements, guest lectures, presentations and group activities as applicable to each subject area.
UCEN campuses have libraries equipped with computers and printers for students which can be used in addition to the classrooms and course specific workspaces such as technology suites, workshops, laboratories and artistic/photographic studios.
As well as the software available to students on campus computers such as the Adobe suite, students are also able to use Microsoft Office remotely from their own laptops and access course materials using the Virtual Learning Environment.
- Openshaw Campus
- Full Time
- 2 years
- September 2020
Non-academic entry Requirements
What will I be studying?
Year 1: Media, Moral Panics and Current Affairs (30 credits)
Year 1: Politics and Civil Law for the Public Services (30 credits)
Year 1: Professional and Academic Development (30 credits)
Year 1: The Five Giant Evils of Society (30 credits)
How will I be assessed?
What are the careers that this will lead to?
• Develop the required knowledge and evaluate the established principles of the UK Political process and of the way in which those principles continue to progress.
• Present, evaluate and interpret knowledge of UK Law and its application in both Criminal and Civil contexts
• Develop knowledge, understanding and vocational skills and work based learning relevant to a wide range of Public Sector oriented organisations enabling students to develop and communicate the academic and research skills for practical research projects.
• Demonstrate an awareness and critical understanding of the influence of the media on public opinion and how it informs government policy.
• Develop a critical understanding of the relevance of policy and public service provision and response to emergency planning and the security of the state.
• Develop knowledge of current social justice policy and critically evaluate the significance and impact on public service provision and the wider community
• Demonstrate knowledge of the main areas and principles of public sector partnership and Multi Agency and the approaches to complex social issues.
• Demonstrate the ability to research, interpret and analyse material from a variety of sources concerning the Public Service environment. Produce thoroughly evidenced and referenced assessment submissions that conform to accepted academic standards.