The course is designed for students who wish to enter either an armed or blue light service, though not exclusively so.
- Qualification: Honours Degree
- Course Code: C700
- Start Date: 09/09/2020
- Duration: 3 years full-time
- Campus: Easton
- Entry requirements: Our typical offer is 96 UCAS tariff points form A levels or equivalent A minimum of GCSE maths and English (preferred) grade 4/c or above or National Literacy and Numeracy tests at Level 2 or 3 UCAS points from Scottish Highers or Advanced levels are accepted UCAS points from Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted Welsh Baccalaureate UCAS tariff points from BTEC or City and Guilds diplomas are accepted Open University credits in lieu of A levels Access to HE Diplomas at Pass level with suitable science or land-based credits Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: If you have achieved a qualification of credits towards a Higher Education programme at another Higher Education Institution you may be able to enter Level 5 or accredit matching modules. Please see our further information on our Credit Transfer/APL/APEL area
- Cost:Full-time £8500
The course is also suitable for those with an interest in strategy and transnational politics and wish to further their interest in these areas.
Each year the British Armed Forces recruit around 11,000 new recruits to fill junior positions to replace personnel who are being promoted or are taking their skills and experience into a Civilian setting. Additionally, the Armed Forces and the Security Services consistently remain within the top 100 graduate employers each year. Graduates fulfil vital roles within the Armed Forces within Officer Corps and within specialised jobs within the Junior Ranks.
In the 2015 autumn spending review, the government has made a commitment to the reaction of 5,000 new jobs in the Army as well as expanding the UK’s fighter aircraft, intelligence and reconnaissance capabilities, investing an extra £10 billion of the next 10 years. Outside of the armed forces, increased investment in the Security and Intelligence services has meant the creation of 1900 additional Intelligence Officer Positions; jobs almost exclusively filled by graduates. Within the Police Force there is an increasing number of graduate opportunities within the Police and National Crime Agency.
Personnel within this industry need to have:
- Excellent problem solving and lateral thinking skills, being able to take a nonstandard approach to be able to solve a range of problems
- Apply their skills and knowledge to a real-world situation
There are a range of related jobs within both the private and public sector including in the civil services within the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office and private companies such as G4S.
Students will be exposed and discover a range of themes during the course, including terrorism and insurgency, transnational organised crime and criminology and global security and human rights issues. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and lateral thinking and analytical skills required to enter a broad range of public services including the police, the intelligence services, commissioned entry into the armed forces as well as the civil service.
For the academic year 19-20 the tuition feed for this programme are:
All fees quoted are for UK/EU students. For Overseas student please
Students are taught via a combination of lectures, seminars, guest speakers and practical activities within laboratories or on our farm units and estate. This mix of teaching and learning methods allows students to develop both academic and farm competencies side by side, applying theory from the classroom in real situations. Typical groups sizes are of 20-30 but are larger for cross-college modules (40 +), this smaller group profile allows you more contact time and support from our lecturers and subjects specialists. Technical staff such as laboratory technicians, farm/animal/equine technicians and unit managers support the team and may deliver supportive sessions.
Students will be expected to utilise computers widely in research and producing their work and will have access to the programme Virtual learning Environment that support lectures and provided additional materials of interest.
When not in timetabled sessions you are expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically this will involve reading journals articles, books and working on individual assessments or project work and preparation for examinations. You will be expected to work in groups at time for formative tasks or for summative assessment. This independent work is supported by the college’s library facilities, HE computer suite/common room and access to online journals and VLE materials.
Students should expect to spend 16-25% of their time in scheduled activities
Teaching Learning and Assessment 288 hours
Independent Learning 912 hours
Teaching Learning and Assessment 288 hours
Independent Learning 912 hours
Teaching learning and Assessment 198 hours
Independent Learning 1002 hours
The programme provides you with a range of opportunities to display your understanding and application of the subject informally prior to summative assessments that will count towards your final grade. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative (practice) work for which feedback is provided from tutors or peers but grades will not be provided for this work.
Formal (summative) assessments may be mid or towards the end of modules. A range of methods are utilised to assess performance including (but not limited to) examinations, essays or literature reviews, presentations, posters, portfolios, observed practical work and project reports. The grades from each formal assessment count towards an overall module grade.
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on modules selected.
Feedback on coursework is provided via an online system. Feedback on examination performance is available in a broad summary but further feedback is available on request to the module leader.
Feedback is intended to help you to learn and to build your performance over time, therefor we encourage discussion of performance and progress with your programme tutor.We aim to provide feedback within 21 working days
Whilst there are no modules within this programme including specified work experience hours. It is expected that students will build their CV and transferable skills with suitable work or commitments such as Officer Training Corps, Special Police or private security services.
Easton and Otley College aims to support students with learning needs. Applicants that have identified needs are eligible for support via DSA which aims to provide equipment, training or additional support to students on Higher Education programmes. Further information is available at application or during enrolment and induction.
The College provides a bursaries and funds available for undergraduate students which you may be eligible to apply for.
You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support along with their value and application deadlines at our Bursaries page.
220 hectare farm estate
Dedicated HE area including common room, study facilities and kitchen
4 on site laboratories
Range of teaching and learning rooms including lecture theatre and conference facilities
Well equipped library
Free wi -fi
On successful completion of the BA (Hons) students may apply seek provision for post graduate study in similar subjects at other institutions (subject to entry requirements) Students may select to enter employment or graduate internships in a range of industry based careers such as research, security services, unformed services, police, MI5/6, government.