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Professional Policing

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS code:

M902

Your professional journey in law enforcement begins here. Gain essential skills in criminal investigation, decision-making, effective communication, problem-solving, ethical practice, and leadership, preparing you for a rewarding career in policing.

Did you know?

Our Professional Policing course is designed to meet the requirements of the College of Policing National Curriculum for the role of Police Constable under the National Policing Education Qualifications Framework.

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Modules

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Becoming a Criminologist
  • New Policing in Practice
  • Criminological Theories
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Policing
  • New Core Policing

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Evidence Based Policing
  • Decision-making: Theory and Practice
  • Applied Policing
  • Adventures in Research
  • New Victims and Witnesses
  • New Vulnerability, Risk, Public Protection

These modules are those we currently offer for 1 year (full-time) and may be subject to change.

  • Key Challenges in Criminal Investigation
  • Policing in Action Project
  • Leadership and Management in Policing New Communities, Information, Intelligence
  • New Practical Policing
  • New Values, Ethics and Leadership

Skills

Make a difference to society with a degree in professional policing. 

Students will develop skills in:

  • Criminal investigation
  • Decision-making
  • The policing of different crimes
  • Effective communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Ethical practice
  • Leadership

Our programme will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in policing.

 

 

Learning

Enjoy hands-on, accessible learning that prepares you for work. 

Throughout your degree, you will:

  • Consider evidence-based approaches to policing, to understand how to police in an effective and ethical manner.
  • Be introduced to cutting-edge ideas on policing, which will shape the police of the future.
  • Undertake a consultancy project in your final year on an important policing issue. 

You will be taught by lecturers with vast experience in university teaching, and many years working in the police, including in leadership, hostage crisis negotiation, public order policing, response policing, neighbourhood policing, and as manager of an award-winning Problem-Oriented project. We will provide exciting modules which equip you with the skills to succeed professionally.

 

 

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Assessment

Push yourself further with real-world assignments. 

Our assessments are designed to develop your practical and academic skills. You’ll be set a range of authentic assessments, meaning they replicate and help you understand the working world of policing, ensuring that you are fully equipped for life after graduation.

Your tutors will fully support you to do your best in your assessments, and you will have dedicated time for assessment support.

Careers

This course will prepare you for a career in policing.

We have close links with the Metropolitan Police Service and other organisations they work with, and you will benefit from these.

You will also develop vital transferable skills, which are valued in a range of graduate employers. As such, whilst our programme is a good preparation for a career in the police, it will also be of use in a range of other careers should you decide not to pursue a career in policing.

Please note the degree has a currency of 5 years following graduation for recruitment into policing and you must still apply to the police force and satisfy their eligibility criteria. Please contact the Police Service for more information.

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,488
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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