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BA (Hons) Policing and Investigations Combining expertise in investigations with rigorous academic knowledge, this distinctive degree opens the way to challenging careers within the criminal justice system. It gives you a thorough grasp of how policing and investigations work. Why choose this course? Drawing on criminology, forensics and sociology, you’ll become familiar with all aspects of the criminal investigation process. This includes skills in evidence gathering and investigative interviewing, inspired by a teaching team made up of former police officers, detectives and criminal investigators. This course received 92% for learning opportunities in the National Student Survey 2021. Is this course for you? BA (Hons) Policing and Investigations is all about your employability. You’ll gain investigative work experience and explore real-world case studies to help you take theories and policies from the classroom into practice. How you will learn We offer a stimulating mix of lectures, tutorials and role play, using the University’s first-rate crime scene house and courtroom facilities. There are visits to settings such as police custody suites, victim support facilities and courts, plus a fascinating guest lecture programme. Opportunities and experiences Thanks to our links with organisations like NEXT PLC, Derbyshire Constabulary and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, you’ll gain insights into areas ranging from retail to human trafficking investigations. Ours is among the few degrees where you can also achieve the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing. Careers and employability The transferable skills you’ll develop in areas like loss prevention and investigative interviewing are essential in policing and the wider arenas of civilian investigation and crime reduction. As this degree has been devised in close partnership with constabularies, it can act as a stepping stone to a policing career too.
How to apply
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Derby in collaboration with Nottinghamshire Police and Derbyshire Constabulary run the police cadet scheme resulting in the Foundation in Policing qualification. On successful completion of the Foundation in Policing, applicants applying for this course will qualify for entry.
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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