Anglia Ruskin University

Policing and Criminal Justice Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Thinking of joining the police or working in the wider criminal justice sector? Get first-hand experience of the day-to-day life of a criminal justice professional before you join up.

Discover what it’s like to patrol the streets or work with offenders on our work-based learning module.
Get advice from our contacts in local police, who help deliver the course.
Study in Chelmsford, Essex - the home of our Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER).

Do you want to work for the police or a related criminal justice employer, such as the prison service, security industry or local government?

Our combination of real-life case studies, academic research and interactive learning will give you a deep understanding of the issues and policies involved in modern policing and rehabilitation.

Learn about and debate current issues such as sexual offence and fraud investigation, or counter-terrorism initiatives and cultural diversity. As you study, our modules will develop your skills in leadership, interpersonal communication and presentation, and give you opportunities for work-based learning, preparing you for a career in criminal justice when you graduate.

You'll also have a chance to pass the Certificate of Policing Knowledge qualification*. If you join the police force, this counts as evidence of recognised prior learning equivalent to the Diploma in Policing’s knowledge component - part of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme all officers must complete before being confirmed as a regular Police Constable.

Our BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Justice degree is continually developed through our strong links with local police forces and criminal justice agencies. You’ll not only have access to the latest information and case studies, but the chance to attend talks and workshops by serving professionals and to make contact with people already working in the police and criminal justice system.

You’ll also take part in trips and activities such as visits to courts, while our own on-campus mock courtroom will allow you to examine the trial process and practice presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Introduction to Policing The Criminal Justice System Basic Criminalistics Policing Ethics Practical Policing Understanding Crime through the Media

Year two, core modules

Working in the Criminal Justice System Researching Policing Evidence-Based Policing

Year two, optional modules

Victims and Violence Law for Police Officers Leadership and Management Resilience and Emergency Management

Year three, core modules

Major Project Public Services Policy Politics and Public Service

Year three, optional modules

Certificate of Knowledge in Policing (subject to validation) Policing and Counter-terrorism Investigating Serious Fraud Race, Racism and Cultural Identity Presenting Evidence

Optional modules available in years two and three

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment method

You’ll demonstrate your learning in various ways across our modules, ensuring that you develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to complete the course. Our assessment methods include essays, presentations, case study reports, group work research and, finally, your major project.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L437
Institution code A60
Campus name Chelmsford Campus
Campus code A

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

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 88 - 104 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
A level 88-104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted, related subjects are preferred.
Scottish Higher UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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