Policing, Law Enforcement and Investigation at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Course summary

Course overview Interested in working in law enforcement? Our Policing, Law Enforcement and Investigation degree may be the right fit for you. By gaining specialist knowledge and practical experience, we'll prepare you to enter an exciting career. Why study with us

  • You’ll learn from a team of experienced academics as well as serving and former police officers.
  • As part of our collaboration with Lancashire Constabulary, you can gain experience shadowing a crime scene investigator.
  • You'll get the opportunity to have vital experiences shadowing real investigators.
What you'll do
  • You’ll get an introduction to criminal law, the English legal system and forensic science. Alongside a range of topics around policing and criminal investigation.
  • Learn about a range of investigation skills, criminalistics and contemporary policing issues. And you'll produce a dissertation on a topic that interests you.
  • Want to spend time abroad? Whether it's studying policing with one of our partner universities in the USA, Australia or Europe, or going to a Police Academy in either Prague or Budapest for a semester.
Future Careers Build a career in delivering justice for our communities, with a Policing and Criminal Investigation degree. You'll gain scientific skills, specialist knowledge and hands-on experience. When you graduate, you should be ready to pursue a career in your local constabulary, a law enforcement agency or national security agency. You’ll also have the transferable skills to look elsewhere. From the military to business, as well as the academic foundation for study at a postgraduate level.


Please visit The University of Central Lancashire’s website for the latest information about our modules.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Policing, Law Enforcement and Investigation at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS