Professional Policing at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

Providing you with a strong theoretical, methodological, and ethical understanding of policing, this course – while it doesn’t guarantee you employment – can prepare you for a prospective future career in policing and other areas of security and public service. Licenced by the College of Policing (CoP) to offer this Professional Policing Degree, we work with West Yorkshire Police (WYP), our local force, on the requirements for joining the force and developing opportunities around the Special Constabulary, as well as other employment and volunteering roles in WYP. We also partner with departments across the University to provide opportunities for more practical-based exercises, for example, involving students and staff from Paramedic Studies, Nursing, Law, and Social Work. It is now a requirement under certain entry routes into policing that new police officers have a degree-level qualification – and thanks to this course, upon completion and application to the police, you can concentrate on professional police training during your first two years as a probationer and do not have to undertake further study. Why Study Professional Policing BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? This course helps you understand the law, how to work with others and to protect the public. You’ll gain real-world experience via teaching by police officers and professionals from other organisations, and you’ll hear first-hand experiences from guest speakers from community organisations. Professional Policing BSc(Hons) includes a mix of theory and practice; you’ll take part in a range of practical policing exercising, such as interviewing, investigation, operational planning, report-writing, statement-making, and giving evidence. You’ll be taught by lecturers who have a wide range of research practice knowledge and specialisms as experts in their field. A truly interactive course, you’ll engage (in different ways) in learning, through written work, practical exercises, and small group discussions, and debates, and set yourself up for a potentially rewarding career ahead. Professional Bodies We are licenced by the College of Policing (CoP) to offer the Professional Policing Degree. This is the recognised pre-qualification in policing under the College’s Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF). 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 Professional Policing BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Social Science Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Professional Policing.


Year 1 Criminal Justice Criminology and Crime Prevention Policing Communities and Problem Solving Policing: Core Functions and Standards Study and Employability Skills Valuing Difference and Inclusion Year 2 Designing Evidence-Based Policing Research Intelligence and Information Police Investigations Policing the Roads Response Policing Victimology: Vulnerability and Risk Year 3 Counter Terrorism Decision-Making and Discretion Digital Policing Evidenced Based Policing Project Public Protection

Assessment method

Assessment will include a portfolio of work prepared over a period of time, written assignments, class based on-line and in-class tests, oral presentations, case studies, operational planning, and projects. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

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:

  • 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 - For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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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 (

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 - 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 - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Professional Policing at University of Huddersfield - UCAS