Taught course

Community and Partnerships

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Usually an undergraduate Honours degree in an appropriate area, or evidence by portfolio of professional competence. Applicants may also be subject to an interview at the University.

Months of entry

September, April

Course content

In recent years, there has been growing emphasis on an intelligence led approach to delivering community safety and reducing crime and disorder. Data analysis, community consultation and other methods are needed to ensure that resources achieve maximum effect, while engaging with communities in delivery. This flexible, part-time qualification is for professionals who require specific training and development to meet the challenges of such an approach.

Tuition is designed not only to equip you with the latest knowledge from the field, but also the skills to research and apply this in your workplace. Achieving this award will recognise the value of the higher level, professional activities conducted by practitioners in this field. It will be of particular interest to those working in community safety, policing, crime prevention, fire and rescue services, youth offending, probation, health services or local authorities.

Throughout the course, you will have full support and access to tutors with experience in this field. Discussion sessions are also built into the course, which are ideal to exchange good practice and work-related ideas with fellow professionals from across the country.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone wanting to further their knowledge in this area. It has assisted me in my professional career." Louise Lucas - PgC Community and Partnerships,Deputy Sector Inspector

You will study the following modules:

Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)
Problem-orientated Partnerships
Community Safety
Researching Contemporary Issues
Neighbourhood Analysis and Performance

Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
Strategic Partnerships
Violent Extremism and Terrorism
Community Issues

This award requires completion of a
Dissertation Development module
and a dissertation.

How You Will Study
You will study this award by distance learning through the University's online learning system, so you can combine your studies with work based learning. You will get to interact with other professionals through a specially designed virtual learning system, which includes forums and discussion groups. Your learning will be supported by the course team, textbooks and related documents supplied by the University.
Assessments will be work-based, including critical essays and reflections on discussion groups.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-60 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
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