BSc in Uniformed Protective Services

BSc in Uniformed Protective Services

UCAS Code: UPS1 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 11/09/2023    
UCF University of Surrey
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About the course

You will explore the varied roles of the protective services and the civic duties they carry out in the UK and overseas. This fast track degree will introduce you to a range of protective services including the police, military, government, security and voluntary agencies.

What will I study?

During this course, you will study a mixture of topics around the ethical responsibilities, occupational skills and powers that protective service personnel use to carry out their job role effectively. You will analyse and evaluate the creation of public policy, the implementation of protective service jobs and the wider impact of actions by the protective services on society.

During your degree, you will develop skills that are required in a range of protective service job roles and look at the theories behind their use.


Fee Per Year £9000

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

Using a mixture of classroom learning, practical sessions and industry experts this programme has been designed to give students the skill to enter the protective services workplace. Our lectures come from ex and serving Police and Military backgrounds, giving students current experience and examples.

The range of teaching and learning methods used in this programme includes:

  • Lecture-based presentations
  • Individual and group project work
  • Individual presentations
  • Group and individual tutorials
  • Offsite trips to protective service locations
  • Case studies
  • Practical scenarios
  • Classroom activities promoting interaction at peer and tutor level

What modules are covered?

Level 4 (Year 1 September-April)

  • Command and Control
  • Criminal Law and Justice In Modern Society
  • Equality and Diversity in The Protective Service
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Introduction to Research
  • Outdoor Skills Development


Level 5 (Year 2 April - December)

  • Aviation, Maritime and Critical Infrastructure Security 
  • Community Engagement and Active Citizenship
  • Crime reduction and Community Safety
  • Expedition Skills
  • Investigations in the Protective Services
  • Leadership


Level 6 (Year 3 December-July)

  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Dissertation
  • Personal Development
  • Work Placement and Project management
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Your future

What Next?

As a graduate, you could start a career in a wide range of protective services. You could also undertake a masters degree in a related subject.

Jobs directly relating to your degree

  • Police Officer
  • Detective
  • Civil servant
  • Army
  • Royal Air Force 
  • Royal Navy
  • Prison service
  • Security management
  • Charity work
  • Border Force

Transferable Skills

  • Independent working
  • Communication
  • Time management and organisation
  • Planning and researching written work
  • Leading and participating in discussions
  • Outdoor skills
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation and teamwork to present ideas and information
  • Effectively conveying arguments and opinions and thinking creatively
  • Using your judgement to weigh up alternative perspectives
  • Critical reasoning and analysis
  • Using IT
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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:

Via the UCAS website. Visit www.ucas.com and browse the courses available under 'University Centre Farnborough'.

Directly to University Centre Farnborough via the button on this webpage. Applications take around 15 minutes and are free of charge. You can apply to us direct at any time in the year (including after the UCAS deadline). Applications of this type are separate from the UCAS system, which means you could also apply for more than the five universities that UCAS allows.

Institution Code - F66

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?


  • 72 UCAS points from a relevant subject(s)
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma, with suitable grades

As a mature student who has relevant evidence of work experience and/or relevant recent study following a successful interview

Students are not required to have studied Protective/Public Services before but they must have an appropriate Level 3 qualification that meets the entry requirements

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