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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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.
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Future Careers and Opportunities

Many of our graduates from have gone on to join local forces or work for British Transport Police. Some also work within the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, HM Prison Service or carry out fraud investigation within the Department of Social Security and UK Border Agency. There is a strong emphasis on employability skills throughout the Policing and Criminal Investigation course, and recent graduates have secured employment in the police, military and other major employer industries.

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