Professional Policing (Pre-Join) at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

Course summary

Why study Professional Policing (Accelerated Pre Join) at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • This is a two year accelerated degree in Professional Policing
  • The programme develops your knowledge and qualifies you to apply to the police service under one of the three designated entry routes
  • The programme covers a wide range of subjects including law, policing and investigation, evidence based practice and research skills, which are essential for a career in policing
  • You will be taught in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies in the Mount Pleasant Campus
About your course Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing is a pioneering research centre for interdisciplinary law enforcement, and is licensed by the College of Policing to deliver degree programmes included in the Police Education Qualification Framework. This is a two year accelerated degree in Professional Policing, which has been licensed by the College of Policing, the professional Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) for policing. Since 2020, there are three entry routes into policing - this degree in Professional Policing is the requisite qualification for one of those routes. The programme covers a wide-ranging areas of law, social science, policy and research skills essential to a policing career. You will be taught in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies by lecturers with academic and professional backgrounds in policing. The programme will start in September with semesters in the Autumn, Spring and Summer. Lectures and seminars during the Autumn and Spring semesters will be delivered on the Mount Pleasant Campus, while the summer semester will be delivered in an online, distance learning format. This accelerated degree programme is delivered in Autumn, Spring and Summer semesters and will equip graduates with the required level of professional knowledge and understanding to begin their policing career. It will also put policing in the wider context of society. In addition to lectures, workshops and seminars there will be realistic simulated exercises and role- plays. The programme is delivered by academic staff and practitioner academics. These Practitioner Academics are academically qualified, former practitioners of all ranks and roles. All staff are experienced in a wide range of subject areas and specialisms. Throughout the programme there is a mentoring scheme that supports students in their academic, professional and personal development.


Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Academic assessment will be undertaken in accordance with University standards. Generally, this will be by way of written assignments, presentations and exams, both seen and unseen. The range or diversity of assessments are designed to cater for all student needs and allow students to develop and demonstrate a variety of skills much in demand by the police service. There is also a requirement for students to undertake self-reflection. Some assessment are based on reports of this reflective process. The assessment process will be supported by university staff and there is a recognition that some students will need additional support in line with any particular learning needs.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • College of Policing

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

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £17750 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

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Professional Policing (Pre-Join) at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS