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Policing and Investigation BSc(Hons)
Policing and Investigation BSc(Hons)

Policing and Investigation BSc(Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

Why Policing and Investigation

  • The growth in policing and investigation as an area of criminal justice work is now broader than just the police service. This course could give you the skills and knowledge you need for a future career working in organisations who engage with and in policing and investigatory activities, including but not limited to international police services, Local Councils, private and voluntary sector organisations.
  • This course will enable you to:
    • Critically study the range of formal and informal responses to the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal and anti-social behaviours.
    • Explore the different ways of understanding the work of the police and other policing and investigative agencies nationally, cross-nationally and internationally, as well as comparatively with other models of policing.
    • Consider the nature and function of policing, crime prevention and investigative work within the context of social control and order, and the relationship of such work to the state and to the general public.
    • Understand theories of criminal behaviour, strategies and theories of policing, preventing and investigating crime, accountability and legitimacy, evidence-based research and crime data analysis that can inform policing and the conduct of investigations.
    • Investigate key areas of particular challenge such as risk, security and terrorism, serious crime, international and borderless crime.

How will you learn

  • You’ll be taught by tutors who have a wide range of research specialisms and knowledge of the issues involved in policing and investigation today. They’ll give you an insight into key contemporary debates and concerns, as well as what it’s like working in policing and investigation sectors.
  • You’ll benefit from guest lecturers and tutors who have worked in positions such as police officers, crime analysts, crime scene investigators, fraud investigators, as well as in the office of the police crime commissioner, Local Authority and many more. They’ll use their expertise to give you practical examples of the work you could end up doing.
  • In your second year you’ll complete a compulsory work placement. Previous criminology students have worked with the police, youth offending teams, in prisons, restorative justice organisations, CCTV units as well as in voluntary agencies supporting offenders and victims in the community. You could also have the opportunity to study abroad for a term in your second year.

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Year 1

  •  Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  •  Exploring the Social Sciences
  •  Myths and Realities of Crime
  •  Introduction to Policing and Investigation

Year 2

  •  Reducing Crime
  •  Exploring Work and Careers
  •  Doing Research in Crime, Policing and Justice
  •  Approaches to Policing
  •  Evidence-based Policing and Crime Analysis

Option modules. Choose one from a list which may include:

  •  Violent Crime
  •  Organised and International Crime

Year 3

  •  Final Year Project for the Social Sciences
  •  Contemporary and Comparative Criminology
  •  Contemporary Policing Challenges
  •  Serious Crime Investigation

Option modules. Choose one from a list which may include:

  •  Substance Misuse and Crime
  •  Race; Ethnicity and Difference
  •  Terrorism and Conflict Resolution
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Previous Huddersfield Criminology graduates have gone on to roles relating to education, social services, healthcare, legal, research and military and protective services in organisations including Lancashire Constabulary, West Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Probation Trust, Offploy C.I.C, the National Probation Service, Her Majesty Prison Service Leeds, Private Prison Service, Wakefield Prison, NHS, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, YMCA, Warrington Community Living, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Active Social Care, British Transport Police, Calderdale Council, Leeds City Council, Kirklees Council, the UK Ministry of Justice, HSBC.**

*Percentage of graduates from this subject who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

**LinkedIn and Graduate Employment Market Statistics (GEMs). Please note that further study and/or qualifications may also be required.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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