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BSc (Hons)

Policing, Law Enforcement & Investigation (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

Do you have a strong sense of justice and the ability to diffuse tension in stressful situations? The Policing, Law Enforcement, and Investigation Foundation Year Degree could be the course for you.

Why study with us

  • CSI modules include fingerprint recovery and identification, crime scene photography, and recovery and analysis of trace evidence such as hairs, fibres and body fluids.
  • Our School has outstanding facilities including a new Hydra Minerva Suite, as well as three interconnected scenes of crime houses and a garage vehicle examination bay.
  • You’ll have a number of options for studying high-level crime investigation and ethics, and you’ll produce a dissertation on a relevant subject.

A day in the life of a Policing student

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The Hydra Minerva Suite at the University of Central Lancashire

What you'll do

  • 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.
  • Add a sandwich year to study Criminal Justice subjects in countries such as the USA, Canada and Australia.
  • As part of our pioneering collaboration with Lancashire Constabulary, you will have the opportunity to shadow a crime scene investigator as they conduct their work.


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.

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Future careers

We have graduates in numerous different UK police services as well as other UK and international law enforcement agencies and the military.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per 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 Law and Policing

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

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page