BA (Hons) Top Up in Public Sector Management

This course provides a local programme of study in Public Sector Management that will enable students to acquire and develop lifelong, independent, reflective skills, intellectual, practical and transferable skills and knowledge which will enhance their employability and career prospects to their full potential in the labour market and the Public Sector employment sector.

Students will develop a critical understanding of the subject areas through academic study, in-depth research, problem solving, critically examine, interpret, and evaluate data and information within the context of Public Sector Management, the UK Government and beyond. Also for students to demonstrate an understanding and critical awareness of the moral, ethical, environmental, global affairs and legal issues and polices within the workplace that underpin best practice.

What will I study?

Modules will include:

  • Managing and Organising a Project
  • Regeneration, Sustainability and Communities
  • Global and Social Policy Issues
  • Equality, Diversity, Social Exclusion and Community Cohesion
  • Dissertation

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed during the BA (Hons) Top Up Degree through different assessment methods such as presentations, written reports and essays, academic posters, questions, ethics application and the completion of a dissertation

For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer to the HE Assessment Policy (section 5) and the programme spec for course-specific information.

How will the course be delivered?

A key online resource which will be frequently used during the programme is the college’s virtual learning environment. Teams contains a wide range of on-line resources such as journals and reading lists as well as links to many other relevant online sources. Students will have access to the university learning resources both on campus and on-line. Teams can be used to set independent tasks, such as preparation for presentations and discussions, and each module on the programme will have self-study questions available. These questions will expand knowledge and enable the students to check their own learning, helping them to critically reflect on their key strengths and areas in need of development.

All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists.  They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.  

Staff profile:  Julie Marr

Julie has 15 years lecturing experience and has a background as training and HR manager.  She works actively alongside third sector organisations. Her research interests are management and leadership and government and politics.

Entry requirements

  • FdA Level 5 or HND


  • College interview

Students will be required to have successfully completed 240 credits from the first two years of study on a Foundation Degree programme or Higher National Diploma Programme.

The TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set an appropriate piece of work (entry assignment) and a judgement made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

Accreditation of prior learning Applicants may be admitted with credit for prior certificated learning (APcL) or work/life experience or other uncertificated learning (APeL) - refer to East Riding College Admissions Policy.

A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account. 

What next?

Graduate Scheme, Post Gradaute Certificate in Education, Masters programme, Employment.

Additional information

Validated by the University of Hull