Professional Policing at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

New for 2022 Policing is now a degree-entry level profession and we are now able to offer this specific ‘pre-join’ qualification to support the ‘pre-degree’ entry route into the Police Service in England and Wales (one of three entry routes). This degree programme meets the professional requirements for policing in the 21st century and is the only recognised pre-degree qualification for any student considering the ‘pre-degree’ route into the police service. The degree has a currency of 5 years following graduation, for recruitment in to policing. Studying the Degree in Professional Policing may also benefit those considering a career in non PC roles in policing, for those seeking to understand how society is policed, who have an interest in law enforcement or want to enter the wider justice sector and prison service. You’ll develop an understanding of policing across different perspectives, in areas such as crime, criminality, victims and vulnerability whilst having the opportunity to volunteer with the local police service, West Mercia Police, building on your practical policing experience throughout your degree. Key features

  • Gain the essential knowledge, skills, values and behaviours for the ‘pre-degree’ entry route into a police service.
  • Our team of policing practitioners, criminologists and law lecturers will provide you with a wide understanding of the Criminal Justice Sector and policing through inclusive, engaging and interactive teaching methods.
  • Benefit from the University’s strong relationship with local police forces, meeting serving officers and staff and working alongside them in volunteer roles as you study.
  • Ideal degree for those wishing to join a police service, prison service or other law enforcement agency – including the National Crime Agency or Intelligence Services – or other Criminal Justice agencies working alongside law enforcement agencies.
Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email [email protected] for advice.

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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
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Professional Policing at University of Worcester - UCAS