BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation
|Award||BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation|
|Locations||Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury|
3 Years (full-time) / 4 Years (with foundation year)
16 September 2019
|Course Fees, per year||
£9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,500 (International)
|Further information on course fees|
The University of Law has brought together a team of criminologists, barristers and staff with senior experience in the Metropolitan Police Force to deliver a new programme that considers the challenges of policing on a UK, European and global stage in the twenty-first century. The degree provides a sound preparation for a career in the police, immigration and private security sectors, and takes a broad view of criminal investigation including topics such as criminal and witness psychology, transnational organised crime and intelligence, and security studies. The BSc has a practical focus with employability integrated into the course.
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 may lead to changes to the current programme.
With Foundation Year
Locations Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury
UCAS Code L901
The first year is a Foundation year, which focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation degree. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time course.
|Optional Foundation Year||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles
Academic and Report Writing
Introduction to Marketing
Citizenship and the Law
Skilled Interpersonal Communication
Crime and Society
Policing, Governance and Regulation
Applied Criminal Law
Victims, Crime and Justice
Social Psychology and Crime
Investigative and Criminal Psychology
Investigative Interview and Witness Psychology
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Crime, Science and Criminalistics
Domestic, Serious and Major Crime
Transnational Organised Crime
Dissertation (double module)
Choose two options:
Fraud and Finanacial Crime Investigation
Intelligence and Security Studies
Punishment and Society
Choose two options:
International War Crimes and Human Rights Investigations
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Youth Crime, Justice and Society
Each year is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks and one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete assessments. You will study a total of 18 modules over the three years of the course.
- Year 1: 31 study weeks including a one-week induction
- Year 2: 30 study weeks
- Year 3: 30 study weeks
Assessments are spread out throughout the duration of the course, rather than having lots of exams at the end of the year. This means at the end of each semester, you have a revision/consolidation week followed by two weeks for assessment in each module.
Method of assessment
Throughout the course you are assessed by a variety of different assessment methods to enable you to demonstrate the development of your knowledge and skills throughout the programme. The methods of assessment include:
Examinations & two hours, ten multiple choice questions and a choice of two from six long form questions.
Coursework & essay, project report or portfolio.
The range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment is included.
Your degree classification
You must pass each module to be awarded your degree. The pass mark for each subject is 40%.
In calculating the overall average, for purposes of deciding the degree classification, the assessments are weighted as below.
|Weighted average||Degree classification|
|70% and above||1|
UK/EU Course Fee per year
International course fees per year