Strode College

FdA Management (Public Sector)

Consistently beating the national average with our results, you’ll also enjoy the newest technology and specialist equipment in your studies at Strode. We’ve invested over £12 million in our facilities, after all. Our partnership with the University of Plymouth commenced in 2006.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Introduction to Research Methods (STRO1015)

      This module provides students with the knowledge and skills required to carry out an academic or applied research project that will reflect an area of individual interest and will be related to their personal and professional development plan.

    • Organisational Behaviour (STRO1021)

      This module introduces students to the study of individuals and groups within the organisational context. It aspires to promote an understanding of organisational behaviour and the significance of organisational designs and characteristics, both from a theoretical and practical viewpoint.

    • Managing People (STRO1022)

      This module provides students with opportunities to focus on the principles of managing people within different organisations. In particular, it will explore team leadership within both the Private and Public sector(s) and the skills and techniques required to work effectively therein. 

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Financial and Resources Management (STRO1017)

      This module develops an understanding of the main sources of finance available to organisation and the importance of financial planning and budgeting including an understanding of financial indicators. It offers an introduction to the basic principles of economics and finance.

    • Law and the Legal System (STRO1019)

      The first part of this module introduces the English Legal System to the students, including Constitutional principles on the concept of the State and its Citizens. The second part introduces general elements of criminal and civil liability in law.

    • Professional Practice (STRO1020)

      This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferrable skills necessary for relevant employment, requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theories and principles

  • Year 3

  • Core modules

    • Independent Research Project (STRO2018)

      This module will afford students the opportunity to plan, research, produce and reflect upon the findings of a research project relevant to management in either the Public or Private sector(s).

    • Applied Psychology (STRO2019)

      This module allows students to gain an understanding of the different approaches within psychology to understanding the mind and human behaviour. The module will also provide an overview of the role of experimental research in psychology focussing on altruistic and bystander behaviours. Throughout the module there will be an emphasis on the practical applications of psychology and the importance of methodological and ethical issues.

    • Media and Public Awareness (STRO2022)

      This module will develop the students understanding of the impact that the media has on British Society and the implications for the Public Sector. Students will investigate how the media portrayal of selected events impact upon public opinion and the Public Sector.

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Society, Government and Global Politics (STRO2021)

      This module examines the relationship current political issues have within a global context. Students will investigate and gain appreciation of different political systems across the globe and examine how various global contemporary issues affect the Public Sector.

    • International Perspectives to Management (STRO2024)

      This module is designed to support students preparation for leadership and the practice of management within a global environment. This is linked to the need to develop stronger cultural skills, a greater capacity for geographical and cultural skills and an improved ability to work effectively as part of a multi-cultural team. Students will also have the opportunity to practically apply these skills.

    Optional modules

    • Applied Criminology and Public Safety (STRO2020)

      This module develops an awareness of situational and social approaches to crime prevention and reduction. It also provides an opportunity to critically examine developments within Crime and Disorder policy.

    • Economics for Business (STRO2027)

      This module examines economics in a business context. It explores the concepts and techniques which are involved in economic analysis and considers the relevance of economics and the economic environment to business decision-making.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit

Our partnership with Strode College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact Strode College to apply for this course:

Strode College
Church Road 
BA16 0AB

Tel: +441458844400

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Strode College

Want to be part of a modern and thriving campus? Located in Street, central Somerset, we’ve specifically developed our foundation degree courses with support and advice from a wide range of local employers.
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