Professional Policing (with Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

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
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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • College of Policing

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website,
Professional Policing (with Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS