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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 become familiar with all aspects of the criminal investigation process. This includes skills in evidence gathering and investigative interviewing, inspired by a teaching team made up of former police officers, detectives and criminal investigators.
Is this course for you?
BA (Hons) Policing and Investigations is all about your employability. You’ll gain investigative work experience and explore real-world case studies to help you take theories and policies from the classroom into practice.
How you will learn
We offer a stimulating mix of lectures, tutorials and role play, using the University’s first-rate 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
Thanks to our links with organisations like NEXT PLC, Derbyshire Constabulary and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, you’ll gain insights into areas ranging from retail to human trafficking investigations. Ours is among the few degrees where you can also achieve the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing.
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
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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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||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
|Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
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
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|