BSc (Hons) Professional Policing with Foundation Year
Our BSc (Hons) Professional Policing with Foundation Year is a 4-year degree which will provide you with professional knowledge of the ethics, skills and attitudes that are critical to twenty-first-century policing. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the College of Policing National Curriculum for the role of a Police Constable under the National Policing Education Qualifications Framework. We are licensed by the College of Policing to offer the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing - a qualification recognised by police services that is achieved prior to recruitment. A range of key topics will be studied in the area of crime, criminology, law, terrorism, associated psychology, sociology and criminal investigation. You will also learn through realistic scenarios and the use of a crime suite. The course is enriched by optional modules, giving you the opportunity to look deeper into issues such as Cybercrime or Forensic and Criminal Psychology. This course is perfect for students with an interest in working in policing, security or the criminal justice sector, or looking to study at Masters level. The first year is a Foundation year which you will study alongside our LLB (Law) students and is taught by our law tutors. This first year focuses on developing the key skills required to undertake a degree-level study. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree course. In the 2020 National Student Survey, The University of Law has been ranked first amongst universities for overall student satisfaction in England.
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. Interested students should contact the Police Service for more information.
- Applicants who possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4, will receive an offer following a successful interview with an academic as part of the admissions process which will take place either face-to-face or via phone/skype. A non-standard application route is also available. Any applicant with no or limited formal qualifications will be invited in-centre to complete an in-house literacy test (for those without GCSE English Language at grade C/4), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. They will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV and one reference. Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.
- International requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
Policing or wider security and criminal justice sector.
About the School
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