BSc Hons in Professional Policing

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BSc Hons in Professional Policing
 
Specialism Policing
Certification BSc Hons
Study type Classroom, Onsite 
Course Type Full time
Qualification Level BSc Hons
  • Duration 3 years full time, 4 years with foundation year
Ref UCAS Code N522 3 year/ N225 4 year
Price £9250 per year UK/EU £13,750 International
 
 
KEY COURSE DETAILS
 
 
COURSE OVERVIEW
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. 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.
 
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.
 
WHY STUDY AT ULaw?
 
As the University of Law specialises in teaching, with a focus on problem solving and weighing up arguments, you’ll develop a formidable range of essential skills that can make all the difference when starting your career. The University of Law was awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) in June 2019. We were found to deliver high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
ULaw has also achieved top ten placements among universities in the UK for 5 categories in the National Student Survey 2019: teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, learning resources and student voice.
 
YOUR UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE
You’ll enjoy a range of interactive and lively activities both inside and outside of the classroom. In your spare time, you can join a range of clubs and societies, sports teams and fundraising committees, or even start your own, as well as enjoying the more relaxed side of student social life. 
All students are automatically members of the University’s Student Association (SA). The SA is tasked with enhancing your student and academic experience by having a strong representation of the student cohort. The SA primarily supports students by being a strong and active voice for you at all levels of the University. The Student Association President leads on ensuring the student voice is heard in committees and working groups that cover a range of subjects and topics across the University.
 
You can join a Student Association Events Committee to work with your fellow students in developing a full and varied programme of extra-curricular activities, clubs and societies, and much more. The exact mix of events and groups varies at each of our campuses and as it’s all put together by our students, it’s really up to you what’s on offer.
 
 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.
 
 
Modules 
 
Our four year degrees include an introductory Foundation Year before you progress on to study your three year degree. This Foundation Year focuses on your understanding key concepts and skills to enable you to study at degree level. You will then follow the same route as our three year degree students:
 
Year 1: 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 
 
Year 2: 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
Plus one option from: Cybercrime; Forensic & Criminal Psychology; Youth & Crime; Zemiology (the study of social harms). All options are indicative and are available subject to course numbers.  Not all modules may be available at each campus. 
 
In addition to your option you also have the opportunity in Year 2 to attend our International Leadership Summer School, Berlin (5 days)
 
Year 3: 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
 
 
Entry Requirements
BBC or equivalent plus GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above 
IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test.
 
How you're taught
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/ pop-up facilities. 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. 
 
A wide range of assessment methods will be used across all modules to ensure that all programme outcomes can be demonstrated by students.  These include unseen essay type exams, Knowledge and Reasoning Exams, Mock Scenarios, Reflective & Critical Essays, Posters, Case Studies.
 
Meet Your Lecturers
At The University of Law, we believe our undergraduate students should understand how the law, business, criminology and policing are applied in a real-world context, as well as being challenged academically.
As we specialise in teaching, with a focus on problem solving and weighing up arguments, you’ll develop a formidable range of essential skills that can make all the difference when starting your career. The University of Law was awarded a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) in June 2019. We were found to deliver high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and consistently exceed rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.
 
ULaw offers excellent employability outcomes for students; 92% of our full-time UK LLB students graduating in 2017 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course.
ULaw has also achieved top ten placements among universities in the UK for 5 categories in the National Student Survey 2019: teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, learning resources and student voice.
Smaller campus sizes allow our tutors to build a personal relationship with every student, providing them with maximum support to reach their individual aspirations. 
 
Inspiring mentors and individual tutor sessions allow us to assist you on every step of your learning journey. 
 
Come along to an Open Day or campus visit to see our campus for yourself and meet staff and lecturers.
 
Tuition fees 
 
Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2019/20 are as follows:
£9250 per year UK/EU £13,750 International
 
Scholarships and Funding
 
A range of funding options are available, including scholarships and postgraduate student loans.  Please visit our Scholarships webpage for details: law.ac.uk/undergraduate/scholarships
If you would like further information or clarification regarding any of the available funding, please use the enquiry form below.
 
 
Additional Costs
 
You may face additional costs while at university, including (but are not limited to):
 
Parking and travel to and from campus
Printing, photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
Printing and binding
Gowns for graduation ceremonies
 
Careers and Employability
 
Our award winning Careers and Employability Service will support you at each stage of your career journey.
 
Our career support services include:
 
One to one interview with a consultant
Award-winning online Student Employability Programme
Career workshops (online and face-to-face)
Employer talks and events
Employability portal – vacancy database  
 
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.
 
Support
As well as subject specific support by tutors and your personal academic mentor, ULaw provides a wide range of resources and facilities including:
 
Disability Support Service: 
The University of Law is committed to providing equal opportunities in education for all students. The Disability Support Service team aim to provide information, advice and support to students who have a disability, medical condition, mental health disability or specific learning difficulty.
 
Student Welfare: The University of Law provides support and guidance if you need help while you are with us. Every campus has a confidential counselling service and there is also your campuses Student Services team who are on hand to give you advice on a wide range of issues.
 
 
 
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