BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

Award BSc (Hons) Professional Policing
UCAS Code N225
Locations Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury
Duration

3 Years (full-time) / 4 Years (with foundation year)

Next Start

16 September 2019 

Course Fees, per year 

£9,250 (UK/EU) / £13,500 (International)

  Further information on course fees

Our degree in Professional Policing will provide you with a professional knowledge of the ethics, skills and attitudes that are critical to twenty-first century 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. Subject to validation, we will be offering the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing - a qualification recognised by police services that is achieved prior to recruitment.

You will study a range of key topics in the area of crime, criminology, law, terrorism, associated psychology, sociology and criminal investigation. You will also learn through realistic scenarios and the use of a crime suite. Optional modules will provide an opportunity to look deeper into issues such as Forensic and Criminal Psychology, Zemiology (the study of social harms), Cybercrime and Youth & Crime.

The 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 Masters level or work in the wider security and criminal justice sector.

Please note the degree has a currency of 5 years following graduation for recruitment into policing and you must still apply to the police force and satisfy their eligibility criteria. Please contact the Police Service for more information.

With Foundation Year

(four years)

Locations Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury

UCAS Code: N225

The first year is a Foundation year which you will study alongside our LLB (Law) students and is taught by our law tutors. The year focuses on developing the key skills required to undertake degree level study. The subsequent three years then follow our full-time BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree course.

Policing Open Days

We have Open Days for these courses on 4 and 11 April.


Course Content*

  Optional Foundation Year Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Set Modules

Introduction to Legal Personnel and Principles

Academic and Report Writing

Numeracy

Introduction to Marketing

Public/Private Law

Citizenship and the Law

 

 

 

Understanding the Police Constable Role and Professional Standards

The Criminal Justice System, Key legislation, Offences & Civil Matters

Foundation for Operational Policing Skills: Decision Making, Discretion & Problem Solving

Core Principles of Evidence Based Policing, Information & Intelligence

Introduction to Vulnerability & Risk

Introduction to Criminology, Crime Prevention & Key Psychological Concepts

Public Protection: Understanding Abuse & Impact

Community Policing, Antisocial Behaviour & Introduction to Road Policing

Information, Intelligence & Digital Policing

Response Policing & Police Investigations

Custody, Interview & Criminal Justice

 

 

 

 

Counter Terrorism & Advanced Road Policing

Investigating Serious Crime, Understanding Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime

Research Methods/Dissertation (double module)

Responding to Major & Critical Incidents

Understanding Offending Aetiology & Supporting those at Risk of Harm

Optional Modules None None

Choose one option:

Cybercrime

Forensic & Criminal Psychology

Youth & Crime

Zemiology (the study of social harms)

None


*Subject to validation. All options are indicative and are available subject to course numbers.  Not all modules may be available at each campus.

Course Structure

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

Course Dates

BSc_(Hons) Professional Policing Course dates Sept 19 - 3 Year

BSc_(Hons) Professional Policing Course dates Sept 19 - 4 Year


Assessment

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.

Oral presentation.

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
60-69% 2.1
50-59% 2.2
40-49% 3

Course Fees

UK/EU Course Fee per year

£9,250

International course fees per year

£13,500

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