BSc(Hons) Armed Forces

#2
RNR/RAF, do you think OTC's would allow in people from poly's.

Not sure if we allow poly students into out ranks, we might have some in driving trades
 
#3
It's an interesting way of getting new recruits in through the doors of all of the Midlands TA units. I'll have a look and see if there's any information about exactly what they're going to be instructing on the course.
 
#4
BSc (Hons) Armed Force:

While each of the degrees has a distinct curriculum, below are some examples 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.
 

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#6
A development of the Public services course maybe?
 
#8
I dont know much about the content of the course other than that it is an extension of the public services course run in colleges. One of the conditions of them being accepted onto the course is that they must join a local unit. Im in a TA unit in Wolverhampton and we had a number of potential recruits come to us on Tuesday night so it seems that it could be a positive thing for recruitment.
 
#9
Sounds like the sort of no value money spinning degree that will be done away with in the very near future.
 
#10
Do it distance style, and allow non-grad officers to study post RMAS.

Sounds like a good degree, in that it covers a great many of subjects that are relevant to a member of the forces. Not only are the usual benefits of a degree (constructive thinking, writing etc), but also a depth of knowledge is provided.

Probabaly better to have such a degree and be an officer than say.... the history of art. Or some similar degree.
 
#11
Do it distance style, and allow non-grad officers to study post RMAS.
Why? It seems to mostly deal with stuff you would learn at Sandhurst or as part of your specialist training. Better to study something in more technical depth (e.g. engineering) or stick to theory of art or somesuch to keep your brain ticking over.
 
#12
But for who, some civvie post conflict reconstruction firm
Exactly my thought - the subjects seemed geared towards that rather than defeating the enemy.
 
#14
Yep, probably the course is just in the wrong place, quite like the idea of distance learning
Often thought it could be a way of getting more non-grad officers in. Then they could spend longer as Plt Cdrs. Points from RMAS, and some sort of distance package with subjects that are relevant to Middle to Upper management of the Army.
 
#17
Wolverhampton Uni used to do the full Microsoft MCSE as a sideline. The company I worked for put me though it, paid for all of it including accommodation and then made me redundant a month after I'd completed it.
 
#18
At first glance a good idea - do your hours with the TA and you may not be in such debt after leaving, and even if you chose not to join full time on graduation it will look a lot more convincing to any employer than many degrees .
 

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