The course will equip you with skills and knowledge that are in great demand with public service employers like the police, the Prison Service, fire and ambulance services, HM Revenue & Customs and the Armed Forces.
Based on the Cambridge campus, with access to all of our university’s facilities, you’ll get first-hand experience of the UK’s uniformed public services through work-based learning as well as improving your academic knowledge in the classroom.
Work placements are a key feature of our degree*. Each year of the course you'll complete one placement, gaining a unique insight into the daily working life of public service professionals as well as valuable skills and experience.
In the first year you'll work with disadvantaged groups. We offer placements with homeless shelters and food banks, in prisons and care homes as well as with organisations that work with groups such as young offenders and people with drug and alcohol dependencies.
In the second year you'll complete a work placement with an emergency public service or related organization. We have schemes in place with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the County Council, amongst others. You'll have the chance to spend time on shift with police officers and fire fighters and experience first-hand what it is like to work in the emergency services.
Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
You’ll develop skills and knowledge that can be used in many different careers. Our past students have gone on to work with the police (as analysts and researchers as well as constables), the fire service, all branches of the military, the Prison Service, HM Revenue & Customs, public and private sector organisations as managers, and primary, further or higher education.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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They offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
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