MA Voluntary and Public Sectors
When and where can I study this course?
|Location||Study mode||Duration||Start date||Apply|
|Wolverhampton City Campus||Part-Time||2 year(s)||15/09/2014||APPLY DIRECTLY|
Select from options below:
- The 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
- It provides opportunities to enhance 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
- It helps 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.
- The course is ideal for existing practitioners or graduates who wish to move into the voluntary and public sectors
- The course is particularly relevant to enhancing the career prospects of voluntary sector workers and managers, healthcare professionals, researchers, local government employees and further education professionals
- Successful completion of the MA degree is appropriate preparation for doctoral research in these fields
- 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
You will gain:-
- knowledge and critical understanding of the voluntary and public sectors
- awareness of the impact of policies upon practice
- expertise in research
- analysis and presentation skills, as well as a theoretical, reflective and in-depth understanding of key issues
- effective communication to a range of audiences
"I would recommend the MA VAPS to anyone who wants to give themselves the edge in our line of study. I came to Higher Education as a (very) mature student and I found my BA a life changing experience . However despite the personal and professional development I achieved, I quickly realised that these days, a BA alone, may not necessarily enable me to compete for the more senior (and lucrative) posts around.
Apart from that, I am finding that doing the MA without a gap is really offering me the opportunity to benefit academically. I am now nearing completion of my second module and the study undertaken at undergraduate level has been really useful when doing my current assignments.”
2014/5 Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. As a guide please find below fees for last year.
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2013/4. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount: If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.