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BSc Professional Policing with Foundation Year

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) Professional Policing is a three year undergraduate degree designed to meet the requirements of the College of Policing National Curriculum. This course is licensed by the College of Policing as a Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing, which means it can be your first step towards becoming a Police Constable. During your studies you will learn about key crime topics, as well as have the opportunity to choose elective modules that allow a deeper look at areas of personal interest.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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 Professional Policing 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 scene suite or pop-up facilities*
Foundation Year

Semester 1

  • Citizenship
  • Academic and Report Writing
  • Numeracy Skills in Context

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Business Management
  • Foundations of Law
  • Foundations of Social Science
Year 1

Semester 1

  • Understanding the Police Constable Role and Professional Standards
  • The Criminal Justice System, Key Legislation, Offences and Civil Matters
  • Foundation for Operational Policing Skills: Decision Making, Discretion and Problem Solving

Semester 2

  • Core Principles of Evidence Based Policing, Information and Intelligence
  • Introduction to Vulnerability and Risk
  • Introduction to Criminology, Crime Prevention and Key Psychological Concepts
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Public Protection: Understanding Abuse and Impact
  • Community Policing, Antisocial Behaviour and Introduction to Road Policing
  • Information, Intelligence and Digital Policing

Semester 2

  • Response Policing and Police Investigations
  • Custody, Interview and Criminal Justice

Choose one*:

  • Cybercrime
  • Forensic and Criminal Psychology
  • Youth and Crime
  • Zemiology (Social Harms)
Year 3

Semester 1

  • Research Methods/Dissertation (double module)
  • Responding to Major and Critical Incidents
  • Supporting those at Risk of Harm & Victims of internet-facilitated crimes

Semester 2

  • Research Methods/Dissertation (double module)
  • Investigating Serious Crime, Understanding Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime
  • Counter-Terrorism and Advanced Road Policing

Entry Requirements

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted.

Funding Options

PC
ULA
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