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BSc (Hons)

Professional Policing (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

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

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.

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

  • 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.


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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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.
Daniel Gurgee posing for picture
Daniel Gurgee
BSc (Hons) Professional Policing
United Kingdom

Future Careers

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

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