BSc (Hons) Armed Forces and Combat Engineering
UCAS code: LH29
When and where can I study this course?
|Location||Study mode||Duration||Start date||Apply|
|Wolverhampton City Campus||Full-time||3 year(s)||06/10/2014||APPLY VIA UCAS|
|Wolverhampton City Campus||Part-Time||5/6 year(s)||06/10/2014||APPLY DIRECTLY|
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This suite of vocational degrees offers a well-balanced and highly relevant professional programme of study for students intending to seek a career in HM Armed Forces; Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. The degrees that are offered are:
BSc (Hons) Armed Forces degree
BSc (Hons) Armed Forces and Combat Medicine degree
BSc (Hons) Armed Forces and Combat Engineering degree
It is a strict requirement that students studying the Armed Forces programmes must serve in one of HM Reserve Forces. These web-pages contain information on the Royal Naval Reserve opportunities offered by HMS Forward, Birmingham and Army Reserve in the immediate area.
For students studying the BSc (Hons) Armed Forces & Combat Engineering degree it is recommended they contact 225 Field Squadron Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers unit based in Oldbury, please see:
For students studying the BSc (Hons) Armed Forces & Combat Medicine degree it is recommended they contact 202 (Midlands) Field Hospital (Volunteers) based in Birmingham, please see:
For students studying the BSc (Hons) Armed Forces degree and all others who are undecided, they are recommended to contact the Royal Mercian & Lancastrian Yeomanry via:
In every case, once decided, it is highly recommended that you begin the process as soon as possible; details are on the respective web sites and, for the Army Reserve at http://www.army.mod.uk/join/
The programmes will include a ‘guest lecture’ series during which students will be expected to engage in discussion and debate with members of HM Forces, academics working in the field of military history, etc.
These awards are specifically and uniquely designed to help equip you for a future career within HM Forces. As such, if you are considering enrolling on one of these programmes you need to be very clear about your future career decision because there are little or no options to transfer onto another degree once you have joined the University. The professionally focused nature of these programmes is designed not only to provide you with the knowledge and skills sufficient to seek future employment within HM Armed Forces, but to also establish a firm foundation upon which to build a career.
This degree will provide you with a set of intellectual, social and practical skills, as well as knowledge that HM Armed Forces might find attractive. In addition, all courses provide the academic background and scholarship necessary for postgraduate study in both Masters and Doctoral level. Successful completion of this award may lead to a career in HM Armed Forces but the University of Wolverhampton can offer no guarantees of such.
Because of the vocational focus of the degrees you are required to ensure you will be able to meet the necessary entry requirements of HM Armed Forces, see links below:
Royal Naval Reserve
Royal Marine Reserve
Combat Medicine joint honours - TA route information
Combat Engineering joint honours - TA route information
Information for Commonwealth students
In addition, you will be expected to serve in Royal Naval Reserve or Royal Marine Reserve, Territorial Army or RAF Reserve and may be required to serve an operational tour.
Useful further information:
While each of the degrees has a distinct curriculum the below are some example of the modules you will study:
Year 1 provides a sound foundation in the principal academic subjects upon which the remainder of the course is built, principally military history, civil engineering and medicine. Your first year programme will include modules that provide a context for your degree as well as core ‘study skills’ which will help you acquire the necessary scholastic abilities to fully engage in an honours degree programme.
Year 2 focuses more closely upon the knowledge and skills relevant to a professional member of HM Armed Forces. Not only will you learn about subjects such as structural mechanics, critical care and counter insurgency but you will also study leadership skills, etc.
Year 3 in your final year you will again engage in more subject specific modules that have been designed to acquaint you more fully with some of the skills needed by specialist branches of HM Armed Forces. You will study subjects such as environmental engineering, emergency care in action and military law, etc. You may also complete a research project based around your reserve or TA service provided that you satisfy the entry requirements.
You should have GCSE Mathematics, English and Science or a Language at Grade C or above or equivalents.
- 220 UCAS points from at least two ‘A’ levels or equivalent
- BTEC National Diploma grade MMM
- BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
- Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience please consult the UCAS tariff tables or contact us before applying for guidance.
International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
A satisfactory reference will be required as part of our selection process.
As part of your work placement application, you will be required to undertake a DBS Police Check and vetting by HM Armed Forces. In addition you will have to undertake and successfully complete a medical examination and other assessments. There are a number of conditions which may make you ineligible to join HM Armed Forces.
As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:
knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to graduate employment and specifically to employment within HM Armed Forces
- critical awareness of the history and practice, medicine and engineering specialisms within HM Armed Forces
- understanding of the key concepts and theoretical approaches that have developed and are developing in relation to HM Armed Forces
- the ability to undertake research and communicate the findings of research appropriately
- application of theory to real-world practice of HM Armed Forces
- the ability to act independently, managing and critically reflecting upon your own learning.
These are vocationally focused degrees, which will provide you with the necessary academic and practical knowledge and skills upon which you can develop a professional career in HM Armed Forces. It is expected that your degree and successful completion of the reserve or TA service will be recognised by HM Armed Forces.
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