• Approved pre-join provider

    Our undergraduate policing courses are approved by the College of Policing, so you'll graduate fully equipped for your future career in the police force

  • Hands on training

    Thanks to our excellent links with constabularies and organisations in the criminal justice system, you'll have access to excellent placement opportunities and on-the-job training

  • Excellent tutors

    You'll be taught by former serving police officers with a wealth of experience in the service.

  • A personal touch

    Our small class sizes mean we get to know you well and can provide personal guidance and tutor support

Become a force to be reckoned with on one of our professional policing programmes.

What courses do we offer in Policing?

Developed in line with the College of Policing and our local partnership with Cumbria Constabulary, as a student on one of our programmes you will have the opportunity to develop your interpersonal skills through either placement opportunities within a Police Force or by undertaking a policing-based research project.

Find your course in Policing

Why study Policing at the University of Cumbria?

We work in partnership with the College of Policing to ensure that the qualifications we offer fully meet the needs of our students, as well as the police service throughout England and Wales. Our original partnership with Cumbria Constabulary has evolved to a developing relationship with other forces around the country.

After establishing a close working relationship with the College when developing the first approved CKP in the HE sector, the university is now actively engaged in developing HE programmes that meet the future needs of the police service.

Our Policing team have a wealth of experience across the full spectrum of services including extensive practical experience and a strong background in academic and teaching practice. This means you'll receive the highest quality of teaching both at a practical and theoretical level as part of your course.

Meet the team


We have a number of programmes which are already recognised and accredited by the College of Policing, so you can be confident that they are of the highest calibre. Our commitment to working with the College ensures what we teach meets the needs of the service.