Taught course

Voluntary and Public Sectors

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have a good Honours degree, preferably with a social science element or equivalent professional qualifications and experience. Substantial professional experience can be considered for entry. Graduates from other disciplines may still be eligible for entry. You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). You will need to attend an interview as part of the application process.

Months of entry


Course content

This award provides the opportunity for existing practitioners in the voluntary and public sectors, or those seeking a career in these sectors to understand welfare reform. You will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the sectors in a rapidly changing political and economic climate. The course gives you the chance to critically reflect on policy and practices encountered in your working life, and to exchange ideas with a view to developing and improving practice.

The course will prepare you for high-level practice and understanding, focusing on knowledge, policy dynamics and the articulation of problems, as well as identifying practice-related solutions. The course aims to enhance the development of skills and knowledge useful to both employers and current prospective employees in the voluntary and public sectors across the region.

Information for international students

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Social Sciences
0800 953 3222