BSc (Hons) Professional Policing
|Award||BSc (Hons) Professional Policing|
|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|
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
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.
International Leadership Summer School
Students starting their course in September 2019 will have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School in Berlin, during the second year of their degree or third year of a degree with Foundation Year.* This week will focus on developing employability skills.
*Terms and conditions apply.
Policing Open Days
We have Open Days for this course in June.
|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
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
Choose one option:
Forensic & Criminal Psychology
Youth & Crime
Zemiology (the study of social harms)
In addition to your option you also have the opportunity to attend our International Leadership Summer School, Berlin (5 days)
*Subject to validation. All options are indicative and are available subject to course numbers. Not all modules may be available at each campus.
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 plus one week optional International Leadership Summer School in Berlin
- 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