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BSc (Hons)

Professional Policing

3 years
September 2024

Take the first step into the Policing profession with our Professional Policing degree. This programme offers the skills, knowledge and understanding you’ll need to become a police constable.

Why study with us

  • The University helped to design this course with the College of Policing and they have licensed us to deliver it.
  • We work with various police forces and law enforcement agencies. This means that you will get to hear from high-profile guest lecturers.
  • You will have access to superb facilities, including our Hydra Minerva immersive training simulator.

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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Lancashire Constabulary Policing Attestation Ceremony
Lancashire Constabulary Policing Attestation Ceremony

Frequently asked questions about becoming a police officer

What you'll do

  • You’ll learn from a team that mixes experienced academics with serving and former police officers. They have extensive operational experience.
  • In your final year, you can conduct your own research project. This will be in an area of policing that interests you, that is relevant to modern day policing practice. Who knows? You may find a very valuable solution to a real-life problem.
  • You’ll access our Hydra Minerva Suite: an advanced training simulator that recreates the sights, sounds, radio messages and phone calls of crisis situations, from a missing child to a major terrorist attack.

Academic expertise

Robert Gomery
Course Leader


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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Missing Persons Information Unit

By joining our Missing Person Investigation Unit, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the families of missing people. You can develop lines of enquiry, and work within a wider network of cold-case missing person investigators.

Cybercrime Advice Clinic

Get involved with our Cybercrime Advice Clinic. You can work with victims of cybercrime within Lancashire (and beyond). Help and support victims after they have been targeted by cyber criminals.

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Professional Policing degree facilities

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In my first year, we studied recent police case studies in particular The Baby P case, a child cruelty case but treated with sensitivity by the lecturers. The highlight of my first year has been the module on policing operations which focuses on street policing.
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Daniel Gurgee
BSc (Hons) Professional Policing
United Kingdom

Future career as a Police Officer

Our BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree course is designed with one purpose in mind: preparing you for your career as a Police Officer.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 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