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study Policing

Our Professional Policing degree will provide you with all of the knowledge required prior to joining the police force and will also be of interest if you are looking to study at Master’s level or work in the wider security and criminal justice sector.

Why study policing?

The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the College of Policing National Curriculum for the role of a Police Constable under the National Policing Education Qualifications Framework. We are licensed by the College of Policing to offer the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing – a qualification recognised by police services that is achieved prior to recruitment.

Why study policing with us?

You will be taught by experts from a variety of academic and operational backgrounds, including former police officers, solicitors and criminologists. ULaw was ranked first amongst universities in England for teaching in the 2021 National Student Survey and in the Top Five for the last three years.

What jobs can you do after completing police studies?

After completing your police studies, career options could open up in different areas such as road policing, intelligence, investigation, response policing and neighbourhood policing. There are many exciting opportunities within the police to develop your future policing career.

Video including information about The University of Law's BSc (Hons) Professional Policing course

PolicingChanges to Qualification

From January 2020, the route to qualifying as a police officer changed. Find out more about the changes and our new BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree in this short video.

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Our policing degree runs at our campuses in the vibrant locations of Birmingham, Leeds and London Bloomsbury.

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Policing Careers

Check out our Careers Guide to see where a degree in policing could take you.

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