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Professional Policing
Professional Policing BA (Hons)
Professional Policing BA (Hons)

Professional Policing BA (Hons)

  • ID:UNIC440275
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Typical offers would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC, or an Access Course that includes 30 level 3 credits at Merit.
  • Have GCSE English Language at a grade C/4 or above
  • We do accept equivalences (e.g. Level 2 Functional / Key Skills).

English requirement

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands

Course Information

If you are interested in entering the police force, preparing for a non-operational role or even considering positions in the military or security services then this may be the course for you.

We have extremely close professional links with Northants Police and this means that you are exposed to a wide range of guest speakers from detectives to child protection officers.

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  • Law and the Criminal Justice System (20 Credits)
  • Legislation for Policing and Investigators (20 Credits)
  • Equality and Diversity in Criminal Justice (20 Credits)
  • Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Professional Policing (20 Credits)
  • Professional Development (20 Credits)
  • Introduction to Academic Methods and Research (10 Credits)
  • Crime and Criminality (20 Credits)
  • Crime Scene Management and Evidence Recovery (10 Credits)


  • Crime and Criminal Investigation (20 Credits)
  • Road Policing Law (20 Credits)
  • Academic Development (20 Credits)
  • Operational Policing (40 Credits)
  • Community Policing (20 Credits)
  • Investigating Serious and Organised Crime (20 Credits)
  • International Policing and Criminal Justice (20 Credits)
  • Enhanced Professional Development (20 Credits)
  • Investigating Serious and Organised Crime and the Politics of Global Policing (20 Credits)


  • Operational Policing 3 (20 Credits)
  • Cyber Crime (20 Credits)
  • Evidence Based Policing (20 Credits)
  • Vulnerability, Risk and Public Protection (20 Credits)
  • Miscarriages of Justice (20 Credits)
  • Independent Study for Police Students (40 Credits)
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Pre Courses

You may be required to complete an English Language course or Foundation program before being able to enrol on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program.

  • Pre-sessional English Program (PEP)
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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Careers in policing,
  • Police officer
  • Officer within armed forces, security services, research, investigate

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

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