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 gain advanced understanding of the investigation process. This includes skills in evidence gathering and investigative interviewing. This course received 92% for learning opportunities in the National Student Survey 2021. Volunteering We fully support you to apply and become a Police Support Volunteer alongside your studies. This gives you the chance to develop your professional practice and the experience is invaluable if you would like to pursue a career in policing when you graduate. How you will learn We offer a stimulating mix of lectures, tutorials and role play, using our replica facilities which includes a custody suite complete with interview rooms, 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 Investigative work experience will be central to your studies: our links with employers like Nottinghamshire Police and Rolls-Royce will open up opportunities for you. You’ll enjoy unique opportunities to gain vital investigative work experience throughout your studies. If you have a particular interest in youth justice, the BA (Hons) Policing and Investigations gives you the chance to achieve an additional professional qualification – the Youth Justice in Effective Practice Certificate (YJEPC) – alongside your degree studies. 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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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