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.

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The Hydra Minerva Suite at the University of Central Lancashire

Why choose 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.
Sound interesting?

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Discover our facilities, explore campus and talk to academic staff and students about the courses you want to study at one of our autumn Open Days.

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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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