The pre-join BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree is recognised by the police service as one of the entry routes for the role of police constable. The course covers all the knowledge and many of the skills elements of the national curriculum for the police constable role. The University of Central Lancashire is fully licensed and approved by the College of Policing to deliver this course, with the content and structure meeting the Core Requirements contained within the National Programme Specification. This course is built on UCLan’s longstanding experience and reputation for the delivery of policing courses developed and run in partnership with The College of Policing and The Police Service.
Full Time 3 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston and Burnley (Campus code: Preston: U, Burnley: A)
Initial Policing Knowledge & Skills
Initial Professional Responsibility
Initial Core Policing
Continuing Policing Knowledge & Skills
Continuing Professional Responsibility
Continuing Core Policing
Advanced Policing Knowledge, Skills & Professional Responsibility
Advanced Core Policing
Specialist Research Project
Optional Module- Study of one of the following;
*Options available at UCLan Preston only
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome. If candidates have not studied recently they may be required to undertake an Access programme. Accredited Prior Learning /Accredited Prior Experiential Learning will be assessed through standard University procedures.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106-112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
International applicants will be required to have a minimum level of proficiency in English Language equivalent to IELTS grade 6 with no subscore lower than 5.5.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.Points calculator
This course is based in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.