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Course summary

This course is ideal for those who already hold a foundation degree and are seeking to gain an undergraduate degree with a view to gaining employment in either policing or a wider law enforcement capacity. This Level 6 Top-Up is designed for students who have successfully completed a relevant Policing, Law and Investigation Foundation Degree course. This course will equip you with knowledge and understanding in a wide range of contemporary policing topics, and heighten your skills of analysis and reflection in a variety of law enforcement situations, influencing the way you conduct investigations. You will develop your ability to utilise research skills, evaluate existing bodies of knowledge, critically evaluate new information and ideas, and accept accountability for your actions and conclusions, all key requirements for a career in law enforcement. The course is delivered by subject matter experts and experienced practitioners (including retired police officers) with a wealth of professional and subject expertise in specialist areas to enhance your learning experience. Teaching methods include lectures, field trips, subject specialist speakers, in-class tests, self-directed study, online resources, and the use of immersive learning in our Hydra facility.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Methods of assessment are varied and stimulating, and are explicitly linked to each module learning outcome. Examples of summative methods of assessment include case studies, personal and group presentations, role-play activities, recorded interviews and assignments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed the University of Chester's FdSc Policing, Law and Investigation programme, a Foundation Degree in Policing or other related programme. An interview will form part of the process.

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Policing, Law and Investigation (Top-Up) at University of Chester - UCAS