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Uniformed Services

If you aspire to take an active role within society, then look no further than the University of Wolverhampton. We offer courses designed to prepare graduates for careers on the frontline of public service, in physically demanding and often dangerous jobs protecting the society they serve.

We offer an exciting choice of degrees in which you can combine basic knowledge of the law with specialist knowledge of policing and security issues like counter terrorism.

Hear what some of our students have to say about their experience of the Armed Forces, Fire & Rescue and Policing & Intelligence degrees.

Uniformed Services‌Our range of vocational degrees aim to provide you with a set of intellectual and practical skills to prepare you for a career in:

  • HM Armed Forces: Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force;
  • the fire and rescue services; or
  • policing and security services.

Get real experience

Using shields in riot trainingWe encourage you to get direct experience of the sector in which you wish to work.

If you’re studying our Armed Forces degree, you will serve as a member of the Royal Naval Reserve or Royal Marine Reserve, Territorial Army or RAF Reserve.

On our Fire and Rescue degree we will support you in finding opportunities to volunteer in a variety of roles with one of the local fire and rescue services.

If you’ve chosen the BSc (Hons) Policing and Intelligence, you will be urged to join the Special Constabulary in either a Home Office force, the British Transport Police or the Royal Military Police Territorial Army or to engage in local community projects

Our courses

Students attend an accident similution session with the Police on campus. For detailed course information, including entry requirements, fees and course content please use the links below:


Each award is geared towards equipping you for a future career within HM Forces or the uniformed public services, but successful completion of an award is not a guarantee of entry. You must be fit for service and pass relevant entry criteria including medicals. Check the relevant website for details of their full criteria:

Learn from the best

Riot trainingAll courses were designed in partnership with the relevant sector and many of the lecturers who teach on the courses have worked (and in some cases continue to work) in the relevant sectors. These links with current services are invaluable in ensuring that our courses are current and relevant.

Research recognition

All courses are underpinned by high quality research.

Staff on the Armed Forces degree in particular have published widely on a range of topics relevant to course content. In the areas of Fire and Rescue and Policing and Intelligence staff are research active and draw on this research experience to ensure that students experience a course that is current and relevant.

What Our Students Say

Please click on the links below to find out what our students have to say about our policing courses.