Policing and Criminal Investigation BSc (Hons) - Top-up

Policing and Criminal Investigation BSc (Hons) - Top-up

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences




Under- graduate



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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Two Years

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    N/A; Short form: N/A

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons) - Top-up

Why study this course?

Policing is a complex, dynamic, discipline. Further academic study in this exciting and challenging field will build on the skills and knowledge you have acquired through study for your Foundation degree and will equip you with the skills necessary for a range of professional responsibilities within the field of policing. Delivered by experienced academics and former senior police officers who bring a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance your learning, this top-up programme is delivered over two years’ part-time study in recognition of the fact that you may be in full-time employment. Three modules are studied each year. In year two a double module dissertation by way of literature review allows you to pursue an area of policing or crime investigation which is of particular interest to you.


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Course at a Glance

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Major Crime Inquiries
  • Fraud
  • Investigation Skills

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Police Ethics and Accountability
  • Police and Criminal Investigation Dissertation (double module)

Further Information

Study Policing and Forensic Science at UCLan


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Apply Now

You should apply through UCAS to start September 2018 by the UCAS deadline of 15 January 2018

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: £1,060 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Case Studies

Learning Environment and Assessment

You will be assessed via essays, reports, projects , formal written examinations, partially seen examinations, assessed online discussions, online presentations and dissertation.

All modules within this programme are a year long and at Level 6.

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