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The BSc (Hons) Professional Policing has been developed in collaboration with a range of police force areas to give you the opportunity to examine the theoretical concepts of policing whilst also developing the practical and transferable skills you need for a career in law enforcement. The programme will help to develop your critical thinking about policing, policy and practice through complementary modules encompassing the theory and principles of operational policing, legislation and police powers, structured interviewing skills and much more. This degree will combine all of these elements together while allowing you the opportunity to take part in a work placement which could be within one of a variety of areas in the field of policing. We recognise that policing requires a distinctive combination of skills, including practical, hands-on expertise as well as sophisticated communication and interpersonal skills. On this degree, we ensure that you gain these skills, along with the latest thinking about policing, to empower you to pursue a successful career within the sector.
- On all of our programmes you will gain a professional focus and real world experience, ensuring you are equipped to make an immediate impact in your career. You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your degree course.
- The course’s professional relevance is supported by our close links with local criminal justice organisations, including West Midlands Police Force and Birmingham Community Safety Partnership.
- All our programmes have an international focus. This is embedded throughout the curriculum, giving you the opportunity to transform your experience with us into a global one. There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme, through which you can spend a summer working for a charitable organisation overseas, to one of our many overseas study exchange programmes.
- As a student on one of our undergraduate degrees, you will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award programme enables you to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities you undertake so that you can stand out from the crowd on graduation.
- Students have access to an interactive crime scene room which allows students to explore forensic investigation.
- The course offers a unique opportunity to explore the history and development of policing in England and Wales. This provides a broad context which students can use to understand the difficulties faced by constabularies today.
- Our Centre of Applied Criminology ensures that our lecturers are able to apply their research within their teaching and learning.
- Our practice based approach means you’ll get to learn the inner workings of the Criminal Justice System, whilst also studying the theories behind the profession.
- The department has a heavy focus on Birmingham, working within the ever-growing multicultural community on various projects.
- You will study in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located for you to take advantage of our links to industry in the UK’s second city.
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|Campus name||Curzon Building Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.|
|A level||BBC||A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 45 credits||. 60 credits overall - 15 credits at level 2 and 45 credits at level 3. GCSE mathematics and English language at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications must be offered. GCSE science is not required for Access students.|
|Scottish Higher||CC||One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers.|
|AS||AA - CC||Must be in different subjects to the A levels (and only if applicant is holding at least two A levels).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*||Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||112 tariff points Not including Early Years Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||112 tariff points Not including Early Years Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBC||Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||For Students who complete the full IB Diploma obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher level subjects. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) and English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).|
|Extended Project||Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for. Can be considered along with a GCE AS-level plus either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3, H3|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||O3, O3, O3, O3, O4, O4||Must include Mathematics and English language. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||In combination with other acceptable level 3 qualifications.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language and Maths grade 4 or above or equivalents. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subjects are covered. Acceptable equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE mathematics or English language at grade C: - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2 Application of Number and Communication|
|HNC (BTEC)||D||Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.|
|HND (BTEC)||D||Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject. May be considered for advanced entry onto the third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at levels 4 and 5. A transcript will be required|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D*|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Not accepted|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||D||Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and C), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||Not accepted|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no less than 5.5 in any level|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|