University Centre Weston

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the West of England, Bristol

Uniformed and Public Services

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Course summary

This course will help you realise your ambition of working for a public service in the civil service or education sectors as well as the more uniformed roles within the ambulance, fire, police, border force or prison services and the Army, Royal Navy and RAF. It has been developed with input from employers in the sector and provides relevant skills and knowledge to help you begin your career or gain promotion from an existing role. Our strong links with organisations in the uniformed and public services means that our students are continually engaging with the sector and have been successful in achieving their career aspirations as fire-fighters, crime analysts, 999 call handlers and detective constables to name but a few. During your time on the course, you will study the role of society and how public services engage with its different elements, criminology, and the globalised society and the impact this has on uniformed and public services. You will also conduct your own research into the uniformed and public services, explore leadership and management techniques and current contemporary issues within the sector. Furthermore, we realise that your own health and wellbeing is important in any future employment so you will examine your own personal resilience and learn about stress management techniques.


Year 1: Introduction to Research (30 credits) People and Organisations (15 credits) Personal Resilience and Wellbeing (15 credits) Planning and Leading Adventurous Outdoor Activities (30 credits) Understanding Society, Conflict and Cohesion (30 credits) Year 2: Crime and Society (30 credits) Emergency Planning and Incident Response (15 credits) Policy and Organisation within the Community (30 credits) Stress Management (30 credits) Work-based Learning (30 credits) Year 3: Contemporary Issues (30 credits) Dissertation (30 credits) International Relations (30 credits) Leadership and Management (30 credits)

Assessment method

This course has an average of 12 hours of scheduled teaching per week and students also spend 60 hours undertaking a work placement over the duration of the course. Assessment is via a combination of written exams, practical exams and coursework.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants with a level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree, HND. or HTQ can be considered for 3rd year entry.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
EU £12500 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Students are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit prior to a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) being issued. The remaining 50% is payable at enrolment with UCW.
Uniformed and Public Services at University Centre Weston - UCAS