Policing and Investigation at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

The growth in policing and investigation as an area of criminal justice work is now broader than just the police service. Our Policing and Investigation BSc(Hons) course gives you the opportunity to critically explore and assess the nature and use of policing and investigatory work in a variety of social contexts. Key to the learning strategy is active and engaging debate around policing and investigation work, the historical and social context within which that work takes place, and its effectiveness in responding to contemporary crime challenges. This course is not accredited through the College of Policing and is not a ‘pre-join degree’ programme allowing direct entry into the police. It does prepare you well for one of the level 6 ‘top-up’ direct entry degrees that can be undertaken if you have already been awarded a degree and meet police entry requirements. If you're interested in one of the entry routes into policing, please visit the College of Policing website. Why Study Policing and Investigation BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll be supported to gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to prepare for a future career working in organisations who engage with and in policing activities. This includes, but is not limited to, local, national, and international policing organisations, local councils, and private and voluntary sector organisations†. Academics who have worked in senior positions in the police will teach you, sharing knowledge gained from working on some of the most complex criminal investigations. You’ll secure a second-year work placement, and you’ll hear first-hand experiences from guest speakers in positions including police officer, crime analyst, crime scene investigator and fraud investigator. †Please note, some of these careers will require further education or training. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree†, allowing you to gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Policing and Investigation BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Social Science Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Policing and Investigation.


Year 1 modules include: • Exploring the Social Sciences • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice • Introduction to Policing and Investigation • Myths and Realities of Crime. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You'll be taught through seminars and tutorials, group work, practical experience, and lectures. Assessment includes coursework, presentations, research, work-based learning, and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook provides full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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

If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Social Science Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/undergraduate/social-science-foundation-pathway-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/apl/ We are keen to support a wide and diverse range of applicants on to our courses. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional-english/).

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.


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

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
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Policing and Investigation at University of Huddersfield - UCAS