South Wales Police bursary scheme for students from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds


University of South Wales is proud to be a part of the South Wales Police Professional Policing Degree (PPD) Bursary scheme, to encourage more applications from under-represented groups and make South Wales Police more representative of the community it serves.

South Wales Police serves a local population of 1.3 million people, 6.7% of whom are from Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. However, just 3.5% of their police officers are from ethnic minority backgrounds and, across the force, this representation is 2.9%. South Wales Police is working to address this under-representation to better serve their diverse communities.

To address this under representation, South Wales Police offers a maximum of £4,000 to BAME students to cover pre-application, study through years 1-3 on a PPD, at one of the named Welsh universities.

Helen Martin, Head of Subject for Policing and Criminology, said: “We are delighted to see such a bursary scheme launched to assist BAME students in completing their BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree.  At USW, we are proud to be the first university in the UK to design, validate and offer a blended version of this Policing degree, in a two-year accelerated format and accredited by the College of Policing. We continue to design our courses to improve access for all and assist forces in their recruitment of police.”


Further information can be found on the South Wales Police website: South Wales Police PPD Bursary | South Wales Police (