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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 Degree in Professional Policing (DPP) – a qualification recognised by police services that is achieved prior to recruitment.

Why study policing with us?

You will study a range of key topics in the areas of crime, criminology, law, terrorism, associated psychology, sociology and criminal investigation. You will also learn through realistic scenarios and, where available, the use of a crime scene suite and Virtual Reality tools. Courses are taught by experts including former police officers, solicitors and criminologists. The university has strong links with a range of police forces to enable students to find out about graduate opportunities and working as special constables. Police forces also regularly give talks to students and organise events they can attend.

What jobs can you do after completing police studies?

As a graduate from the Professional Policing degree, you will be in an excellent position to apply to one of the many forces accepting the degree as a key part of their recruitment process. In addition to this, you will also gain a range of skills which appeal to employers both inside and outside the criminal justice sector.

What sets our courses apart?

PolicingWhat sets our courses apart?

There are plenty of great reasons to choose to study policing with us, whether it's our professionally focused courses, our expert employability team or the variety of campus locations. Check out our short video to find out more.

Find a Campus

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

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Upcoming Open Days

We run Open Days at each of our campuses throughout the year, so that you can find the perfect fit for you.

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Study policing through realistic scenarios

You will learn through realistic scenarios, including the use of a crime scene suite. (This video shows the London Bloomsbury crime scene suite)

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Employability

Throughout your studies you’ll receive support from our expert Employability Service.

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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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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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