By joining the police service, you’re making a real difference. This course – licensed by the College of Policing – opens up life-changing opportunities to develop personally and professionally. The Professional Policing degree allows you to develop the knowledge and skills that underpin police work while preparing you for the challenges police officers face. Following the College of Policing curriculum, it combines theory, law and vocational experience (if you choose to be a volunteer or Special Constable) to give you a thorough understanding of modern policing. The course explores the complexities of crime, crime control and the effects of crime on the individual and communities as well as specific areas of study such as offender management, victim support and public prosecution; criminal legislation; community policing; safeguarding; and mental health and offending. Why choose this course?
- Study a curriculum designed and licensed by the College of Policing as part of the Police Education Qualifications Framework
- Learn from a specialist multi-disciplinary teaching team which includes former police officers, social workers, mental health workers, forensic scientists and safeguarding practitioners
- Develop your problem-solving skills through investigating the complexities of the police role; current and emerging issues; and the demands on the police and their wider partners
- Benefit from volunteering opportunities, supported by your tutors
- Extend your knowledge and skills through our guest lectures and workshops
- Once you graduate, you can apply for a role as a police constable within a Home Office force in England and Wales, with many future opportunities to specialise and progress
- A degree in Policing equips you with skills and knowledge that transfer to other career paths and sectors
Areas of study may include:
- Police powers and Procedures
- Crime and criminology
- Evidence based policing (EBP)
- Terrorism and cyber-crime
- Policing and society
- Mental health and offending
- Managing incidents and crime scenes
- Community policing, partnerships and intelligence
- Public protection, vulnerability and contextual safeguarding
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- College of Policing
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Luton Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course