Policing

Our policing degrees are not just for people who want a career in the police or associated investigative professions, they provide you with the skills and high levels of confidence that are valued by private and public sector graduate employers in all areas of employment.

Our policing courses are designed for those who want to gain recognised graduate skills in the various fields of policing. You’ll learn from highly qualified academics as well as former and current-serving police officers and investigators, who together bring a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance your learning experience.

A day in the life of a Policing student

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The Hydra Minerva Suite at the University of Central Lancashire

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Our first term was really interesting, learning all about how the police get involved with organising and planning an event, in particular protest planning. The lecturers are great really supportive and helpful. It’s a really enjoyable course, with a great group atmosphere. Made loads of new and hopefully lifelong friends.
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Rowena Oliver
BSc (Hons) Professional Policing
United Kingdom

Why study with us

  • Our courses are delivered by experienced academics and former senior police officers who bring a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance your learning experience.

  • Access superb facilities such as the Hydra Minerva immersive training simulator and on campus crime scene houses.

  • On our Policing and Criminal Investigation course you’ll have the opportunity to study overseas for one semester in the Police Academies in Prague, Budapest or Szczytno, giving you an international perspective, as well as enhancing your CV and giving you crucial life skills.
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What can I do with a policing degree?

Our emphasis on employability means graduates secure employment in various exciting roles.

Careers in policing:

  • Local forces
  • British Transport Police
  • Civil Nuclear Constabulary
  • HM Prison Service
  • Fraud investigation (Department of Social Security / UK Border Agency) 
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Meet the team

Vicky Mooney
Senior Lecturer
Denise Hanson
Principal Lecturer
Gary Dunnagan
Senior Lecturer
Dr Emily Cooper
Senior Lecturer
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Edward Thistlethwaite
Professional Tutor
Ian Palmer
Principal Lecturer
Dr Les Humphreys
Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Policing