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Course summary

Completing our BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree will equip you with a high level of knowledge and expertise of carrying out the role of the police constable and the complex requirements of 21st century policing. Although specifically designed for those seeking to become police constables with Police forces in England & Wales, the programme is of value to those interested in other branches of law enforcement and who are considering pursuing a career in the wider policing sector. You will benefit from our expert staff, our industry standard facilities (including our Crime Scene House, Interview Suites and Mock Courtrooms) and networks with employers. The Foundation Year option is available for those who may not have the academic profile for direct entry onto the 3-year degree. It will prepare you for the Professional Policing degree by studying modules such as Crime in Context and Theories of Criminality. The Foundation year is taught with the City of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College, so you will be on the Staffordshire University Stoke on Trent campus and the college's campus for the first year. Staffordshire University is licenced by the College of Policing for the delivery of the BSc (Hons) Professional Policing.

Modules

Foundation Year Crime in Context, Introduction to Principles of Law, Core Legal Skills, Sociology of Crime, Theories of Criminality, Year 1 Introduction to Core Policing Principles, Introduction to Response Policing, Information and Intelligence, Introduction to Investigation, Introduction to Crime and Crime Prevention, Academic Study Skills Year 2 Designing Research Projects, Research Methods Including PDP, Roads Policing, Policing Vulnerability, Professionalising Investigation, Policing in a Digital Age Year 3 Evidence Based Project, Applying Research, Policing Complexity, Policing and Society, Option module Options include: Cyber Crime, Intelligence Led Policing and Major Crime, Contemporary Terror Movements: Classification and Response, Transnational Organised Crime, Working with Offenders, Mental Health Assessment from Non-Mental Health Professional, Community Justice, Mass Death Scenarios

Assessment method

Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I777
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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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
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Professional Policing (with a Foundation Year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS