Staffordshire University

Professional Policing Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Completing our BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree will equip you with a high level of knowledge and expertise of carrying out the role of the police constable and the complex requirements of 21st century policing. Although specifically designed for those seeking to become police constables with Police forces in England & Wales, the programme is of value to those interested in other branches of law enforcement and who are considering pursuing a career in the wider policing sector.

In year 1, you will be introduced to the legislation, policy and practice that underpins the roles and responsibilities of the police constable. This will include an introduction to the use information and intelligence, investigation, understanding communities and response policing. You will develop your academic skills and study criminological aspects of crime and crime prevention.

In year 2, you will build upon the learning achieved so far, with your focus being on delivering a professional policing service. Additionally, you will study the impact of crime on society and develop your research skills in preparation for your final year evidence-based research project.

In year 3, you will have opportunity to learn about the more advanced aspects of policing and to conduct evidenced based research. Through the selection of one of three core conditional modules and an option module you will be able to focus upon specialisms within policing in which you have developed an interest and may wish to pursue in your chosen career. The inclusion of a coaching and mentoring module is intended to enhance your future employability skills, including as a tutor constable and in other supportive roles.

Staffordshire University is licenced by the College of Policing for the delivery of the BSc (Hons) Professional Policing.

Course details


Year 1 (Core): Introduction to Policing – Introduction to Response – Introduction to Investigation – Introduction to Information & Intelligence – Understanding Communities – Theories of Crime & Crime Prevention – Academic Skills.

Year 2 (Core): Professionalising Policing – Professionalising Response – Professionalising Investigation – Professionalising Information & Intelligence – Delivering Policing to Communities – Crime & its Impact on Society – Research Methods.

Year 3 (Core): Evidence Based Research Project – Applying Research – Introduction to Coaching & Mentoring.

Year 3 (core Conditional): Advanced Local Policing – Advanced Investigation – Advanced Information & Intelligence.

Year 3 (Options may include): Cyber Crime – Forensic Multimedia – Practical Methods of Crime Detection – Field School in Forensic Archaeology – Analysis & investigation of TEREFF Incidents – Transnational Organised Crime – Policing Illegal Drug Use – Techniques in the Identification of Human Remains – Understanding Terrorism: Causes & Theories.

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!

Application codes

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

Course code I766
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

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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Staffordshire University
College Road
Stoke on Trent

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01782 294400

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