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)||06/10/2014||APPLY DIRECTLY|
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- 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.”
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2014/5. 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.