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BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

The University of Law
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
01 September 2022

01 September 2022

01 September 2022

About this program

BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

The BSc (Hons) Professional Policing 3 year degree 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. We are licensed by the College of Policing to offer the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing - a qualification recognised by police services that is achieved prior to recruitment. A range of key topics will be studied 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 scene suite or pop-up facilities*. The course is enriched by optional modules, giving you the opportunity to look deeper into issues such as Cybercrime or Forensic and Criminal Psychology. This course is perfect for students with an interest in working in policing, security or the criminal justice sector, or looking to study at Masters level. In the 2021 National Student Survey, The University of Law has been ranked first amongst universities in England for the category of 'teaching on my course'. We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness. 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. Interested students should contact the Police Service for more information. *Facilities vary by campus.

Admission requirements

BBC at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent qualifications.

Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.

International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

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  • The Tutuion fees Sept 2022 (Domestic): £9,250 per year.
  • The Tutuion fees (International): £14,750 per year (London), £13,750 per year (non-London).

Career paths

Career path: Policing or wider security and criminal justice sector

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The University of Law

The University of Law (founded in 1962 as The College of Law of England and Wales) is a private university in the United Kingdom, providing law degrees, specialist legal training, continuing professional development courses for British barristers and solicitors, and...

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Why study at The University of Law

  • We're ranked first for overall student satisfaction among universities in England (2020 National Student Survey).
  • We’ve trained more practising lawyers than anyone else in the UK, and our expert career services team offers students the opportunity to get real world experience from the start.
  • Our professionally-focused degrees are designed and taught by experts in the fields of law, criminology and policing.

University highlights

  • More than 250 professional tutors
  • 1st for amongst universities in England for Overall Student Satisfaction
  • Over 90% of our LLB tutors are qualified lawyers


Helping you get hired is the central aim of our courses and expert Employability Services. We ensure that the goal of employment is embedded into all of our teachings. The University of Law also has five QS Stars, including five QS Stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Our Employability Team is always on hand to help with your career planning, applications, CV, cover letters and anything else you need for your career progression. From work experience opportunities to skills development advice, our team is there to help you achieve your ambitions.

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The University of Law

133 Great Hampton Street
B186AQ Birmingham
United Kingdom

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