Anglia Ruskin University

Professional Policing Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Gain the essential knowledge and skills required to be a police constable* and join a rewarding profession with considerable benefits. Become a capable problem solver, communicator, negotiator and leader, and discover how you can make a significant contribution to policing in the 21st century, as well as the wider criminal justice sector. Work with our Policing Institute on cutting edge research projects and hear from practitioners and experts in the field.

  • Licensed by the College of Policing, this course covers their National Policing Curriculum at the same time as developing your higher-level critical, analytical and research skills.

  • Discover how to tackle the challenges facing the modern police force, including digital and evidence-based policing.

  • Take part in enhanced training sessions in our new Crime Scene rooms, available on both campuses.

  • Take your first step to a rewarding career, in which your wages can almost double in your first 7 years of work (

  • Study in Cambridge or Chelmsford, Essex – home of our Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER).

Course details


Year one, core modules: Understanding the Police, Criminology and Crime, Introduction to Evidence-Based Policing, Introduction to Policing in Practice, Ethical Policing, Year two, core modules: Response Policing, Research Skills for Police Officers, Roads and traffic policing, Approaches to Policing Problems, Vulnerability and Risk, Information, Intelligence and Investigation Year three, core modules: Undergraduate Major Project, Police Policy and Reform, Community Policing and Crime Prevention, Counter-Terrorism Policing, Public Protection, Professional Policing

Assessment method

Your studies will involve various methods designed to develop your understanding of current issues and debates within policing, and help you apply theory to different scenarios in the role of a Police Constable. This will also be reflected in the range of assessment methods, including essays, portfolios, problem-solving activities, case studies, blogs, policy documents, presentations, and a major research project.

You will also be encouraged to reflect on your evaluative work through group discussions, peer review, reflective writing and self-evaluation, further developing your critical and analytical skills.

How to apply

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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UCAS Tariff 96 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

Provider information

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