West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing

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Course summary

Subject to validation, we will be offering a three-year BSc Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing. Our course provides students with the theoretical foundations of policing, alongside the practical elements associated with the role of being a Police Constable. The curriculum is aligned to the College of Policing’s national curriculum to develop students’ professional practice, including effective communication skills, problem solving, leadership and enhanced emotional intelligence. At the heart of this degree will be work experience opportunities, and embedded employability skills. In their design and delivery, modules aim to support applications for graduate entry into the fast-paced and ever-changing professional landscape of Law Enforcement, Policing and associated civilian roles. Note: Completion of this degree does not guarantee acceptance into the Police Service.

Course details


Level Four Modules (Year 1) Introduction to Criminology & Crime Prevention (20 credits) Ethics and Integrity Within the Police Service (20 credits) The Criminal Justice System (20 credits) Policing the Community by Consent (20 credits) Evidenced Based Policing (20 credits) The Role of the Police Constable (20 credits) Level Five Modules (Year 2) Counter Terrorism and Digital Policing (20 credits) Policing the Roads (20 credits) Response Policing (20 credits) Protecting the Vulnerable (20) Public Protection (20 credits) Research Methods in Policing (20 credits) Level Six Modules (Year 3) Police Investigations (40 credits) Information and Intelligence Gathering (20 credits) Investigative Interviewing: Victims and Witnesses (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits)

Assessment method

Summative assessment methods include examinations, coursework, presentation, and practical examples of work-based activity. All modules provide opportunities for formative assessment and these tasks are geared towards the practical and theoretical aspects of the module topics.

How to apply

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The STEM Innovation Centre (West Suffolk College)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic) Grade 6 IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students first language.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Enhanced DBS Check required £40 Books and materials £100 Optional visits £200 Approx. per annum
Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing at West Suffolk College - UCAS