BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

“We are licensed by the College of Policing to offer the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing...”

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Course code L900

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Course code L900

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2021
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The course is designed to be progressive, building on the required knowledge and skills as laid down in the National Policing Curriculum.  At Level 4, we start with the history, structure and role of the Police Service, before examining such fundamentals as decision making, ethical considerations, vulnerability and risk, legislation and procedure, academic study skills and aspects of criminology and psychology.  As we move to Level 5 we drill further down into vital aspects of underpinning theory, including academic research skills.  At Level 6, the more complex aspects of ethics, decision-making and vulnerability are further examined, alongside optional modules covering specific aspects of policing and a year-long dissertation project.   

Graduate destinations

The course is specifically designed for and is ideally suited to any prospective student who is considering a career in the Police Service. As described earlier, it is licenced and recognised as fit-for-purpose by the professional body for the Police, and will allow our graduates to apply for any 'pre-join' intake advertised by any Force in England and Wales. It provides a firm base of knowledge for any graduate starting their police career, and will provide a launch pad for success in all aspects of policing. It also has application outside of the Police Service, in the wider law enforcement and security arena; for example, MI5 (the Security Service), MI6 (the Secret Intelligence Service) and the military policing agencies.

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