Professional Policing at University of Hull - UCAS

Course summary

This programme will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours for a career in the police service.* From 2020, all new police recruits must be qualified to degree level. This, combined with government commitment to raise the number of police officers, means you'll have excellent employment opportunities after graduation. Delivering the National Policing Curriculum, this degree will work in tandem with Humberside Police's Special Constable recruitment programme - meaning you can gain first-hand experience of policing while studying. By training as a Special Constable alongside your degree, you'll get a taster of life as a police officer, and be ready to start your career after graduating. This hands-on programme is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours for a career in the police service. You’ll also benefit from our strong partnerships with local, regional and national criminal justice agencies. This means we can offer you stimulating evidence-based policing project opportunities, as well as field trips to courts, police stations and prisons. Our expert staff each have their own relevant research specialisms – from modern-day slavery to knife crime and from domestic violence to crimes against the environment and hate crime. They design the modules with you in mind –their research powering their teaching. For further information on the pre-join degree, please visit the College of Policing website. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at *You will need to complete 360 credits to achieve the degree, and you will be eligible for recruitment to policing for 5 years after graduation. Please be aware that there are no guarantees of entry to a police force post-completion, and you would need to follow all relevant recruitment processes for the police force you choose to apply to. For further details, please see the information on Pre-join Degrees on the College of Policing website,


Year 1 Compulsory Applied Criminology and Crime Prevention Applied Research Methods and Professional Practice Policing Communities The Criminal Justice Process and Public Sector Management Understanding the Police Role Valuing Difference and Inclusion Year 2 Compulsory Decision Making and Discretion Police Investigations Policing the Police The Policing of Vulnerability and Risk Victimology, Victims and Witnesses Problem Solving and Public Protection Year 3 Compulsory Policing Cross Border Crime Policing Insight Policing the Roads Response Policing Counter Terrorism and Extremism Evidence-Based Policing Project All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Recruitment as a police constable will require a minimum of three years residence in the UK and successful passing of police security vetting. Passing vetting is not a requirement of admission to or successful completion of the programme, but applicants should be made aware of this obstacle to entry as a police officer.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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 £15400* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Professional Policing at University of Hull - UCAS