• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration1 year
  • UCAS CodeA129
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


The range of opportunities within the social and public sector are not fully known and understood amongst the graduate population.This course offers you the opportunity to explore the sector further. The course addresses your needs and interests in the social and public sector, with a view to gaining employment in this area.

The focus of the course will be to provide a basis for you to explore the range of employment opportunities presented by the biggest employer in the region (the social and public sector). In addition the programme will provide a broad underpinning in social science and policy.

For information on the OU regulations, fee information, refunds and payment details including annual increases, and accessibility statement please see our Essential Information

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Strategic Management in the Social and Public Sector
  • Ethical Practice and Legal Issues
  • Community Surveillance, Health and Well-being
  • Preparation for Dissertation
  • Dissertation

September- May. Learning is face to face.

Entry requirements

A related qualification at Level 5 (a foundation degree or equivalent).

You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods to enhance the experience as well as develop key transferable skills. This includes essays, presentations, research tasks, projects and case studies.

Our students follow careers in a wide variety of areas within the social and public sector. The programme allows you to gain transferable skills which will enhance your ability to gain employment through work based experiences throughout Levels 4 and 5. You acquire this knowledge in a way that builds on your individual areas of specialist interest, and which encourages you to look forward when planning your next steps at the end of the programme.

Fees payable directly to Middlesbrough College, £8,500 per year.

Student finance code- 543281

If you would like to study a higher education course, financial support is available. Please click here for more information and see what support you could receive.

Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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Higher Education

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Through our partnership with The Open University, we can deliver job-focused, affordable degrees. Our Higher Education Centre is a dedicated study area exclusively for our university level students. This fantastic new addition to the College provides teaching space and independent study areas as well as a social space.
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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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