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BSc (Hons)

Professional Policing (Foundation Entry)

Duration
4 Years
Start
September 2022
UCAS Code
PP15
Delivery
Campus Taught

Take a step towards becoming a highly skilled, multi-competent Police Constable. This Professional Policing Foundation Entry Degree leads on to a full BSc (Hons) programme.

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme. The BSc (Hons) Professional Policing is pre-recognised by the police service as one of the entry routes for the role of police constable.

You’ll learn a broad spectrum of policing practice including; response policing, policing communities, policing the roads, information and intelligence and conducting investigations.

There’s also a focus on developing professional responsibility in areas such as the study of vulnerability and risk, digital policing and counter terrorism.

Why study with us

  • Your learning is reinforced by practical experience, achieved through operational deployment rotations across five areas of professional practice.
  • Our School has outstanding facilities including Forensic Crime Scene Houses and the Hydra Minerva Suite for disaster management simulation.
  • Opportunities within the University and the police force will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours, helping you achieve academic and operational competence.
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What you'll do

  • Prepare for a physically and intellectually demanding occupation, requiring high-levels of emotional intelligence, strong behavioural interpretation skills.
  • You’ll develop your ability to analyse and resolve rapidly evolving events, which is vital for a modern Police Constable (PC).
  • The final year provides the opportunity to carry out a research-based study as well as study optional specialist areas of policing.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.

100%Face-to-face

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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Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future Careers

Professional Policing Practice leads to the option to apply for a career in the police, or associated investigative professions.

Your skills and high levels of confidence will be valued by private and public sector graduate employers in all areas of employment.

Many of our policing graduates have joined local forces, or work for the British Transport Police. Some also work within insurance or banking, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, HM Prison Service or carry out fraud investigation within the Department of Social Security and UK Border Agency.

There’s no guarantee that successful completion will lead to an employment opportunity with the police service.

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
EU
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
International
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
2022/23
UK
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
International
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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

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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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