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BSc (Hons)

Policing, Law Enforcement & Investigation

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Interested in working in law enforcement? Our Policing, Law Enforcement and Investigation degree may be the right fit for you. By gaining specialist knowledge and practical experience, we'll prepare you to enter an exciting career.

Why study with us

  • You’ll learn from a team of experienced academics as well as serving and former police officers.
  • As part of our collaboration with Lancashire Constabulary, you can gain experience shadowing a crime scene investigator.
  • Our Social Sciences courses are ranked 2nd in UK for academic support with 83% student satisfaction - National Student Survey (NSS) 2022.

A day in the life of a Policing student


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What you'll do

  • You’ll get an introduction to criminal law, the English legal system and forensic science. Alongside a range of topics around policing and criminal investigation.
  • Learn about a range of investigation skills, criminalistics and contemporary policing issues. And you'll produce a dissertation on a topic that interests you.
  • Want to spend time abroad? Whether it's studying policing with one of our partner universities in the USA, Australia or Europe, or going to a Police Academy in either Prague or Budapest for a semester.

Module overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Join us on campus

Book a place at our Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 17 June. Here you'll be able to explore our campus and facilities, meet academic staff and chat to students.

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Policing facilities

Careers in Policing, Law Enforcement and Investigation

Build a career in delivering justice for our communities, with a Policing and Criminal Investigation degree. You'll gain scientific skills, specialist knowledge and hands-on experience.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,385 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
Sandwich year£2,000 for the sandwich year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Justice located in the Faculty of Business and Justice

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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