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Course summary

Policing is changing - adapting and evolving to meet the needs and requirements of today and tomorrow's society. At the University of East London, we are developing a suite of qualifications for those already in policing or those wishing to join through our Centre of Professional Policing (the CoPP). This course is for existing police personnel with over three years of service (and out of their probation), and for those who have recently retired. It is a top-up final year, which recognises existing officers' training, knowledge, skills abilities and practice, leading to a BSc (Hons) Policing Studies degree. Serving police staff are encouraged to make internal enquiries to their own respective police service for bursary opportunities when applying to undertake this top-up degree. Please contact Charles Crichlow ([email protected]) for further information.


Year 1: Professional Development Portfolio (Core), Research – Practitioner Skills (with proposal) (Core), Professional Policing (work) based project (dissertation) (Core), Organised Crime & Contemporary Challenges (Optional), Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring – Term 2 (Optional), Digital Policing and Terrorism (Term 1) (Optional), Cybercrime in Contemporary Society (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We'll assess you with a mixture of coursework. Coursework includes essays, reflective reports and group and seminar presentations. You'll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve. You will also have the chance to complete a work-based project, drawn from your own independent research.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


3-years or more, recent, policing experience (in the last 5-years) as a serving officer can be recently retired in the last 3 years

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Policing Studies (Top-up) at University of East London - UCAS