ULaw to offer BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal investigation

This programme concerns policing and investigation in its broadest sense, that is, not just state police but military and other regulatory and enforcement agencies be they state, civil or private sector.

10 August 2018

The University of Law (ULaw) has announced the launch of its BSc in Policing and Criminal Investigation programme, a new three year degree which will be available at its London Bloomsbury campus, starting this September.

The BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation degree is an opportunity for students looking to gain the skills and insights necessary for entering a career in the police, immigration and security sectors.

Taught by ULaw’s highly experienced lawyers together with former police officers, the degree combines legal teaching with practical policing and criminal investigation, together with relevant skills. The degree will open up career opportunities for prospective students in a variety of investigatory careers.

The three year degree includes modules to prepare students for 21st century security work. Beginning with modules such as ‘Skilled Interpersonal Communication’ in their first year, students then go on to select from a range of exciting subjects including ‘Investigative Interview and Witness Psychology’ and ‘Transnational Organised Crime’. Other optional modules include ‘Intelligence and Security Studies’ and ‘International War Crimes and Human Rights Investigations’.

The degree is also offered as a four year course with the first year being a foundation year. This focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation degree.

Moving forward, following a Government decision, from 2020, aspiring police officers in England and Wales must undergo more in-depth training and have a degree-level qualification. ULaw is currently in the process of developing a pre-join Degree for which accreditation will be sought from the College of Policing. This would mean that, on successful completion of the programme, students would be eligible to join the police.

Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice Chancellor and CEO of The University of Law, said of the programme: “The University of Law is very proud to launch this new degree and present students with the knowledge, practical skills and understanding required in the police force of the future addressing the challenges of 21st century crime.

“We are one of the few universities where the legal aspects of our course will be delivered by qualified and practised lawyers. This degree will open avenues to many career paths, supported by the high standards and expertise that ULaw provides to students across all its courses.”

More information can be found via the University’s website.

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