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BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminal Investigation (Foundation Entry Available)

Burnley College

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  • Qualification

    BSc - Bachelor of Science

  • Location

    Burnley College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

About this course
During your studies you will learn about contemporary policing and criminal justice processes, with a particular focus on criminal investigation in England and Wales. You will learn about operational policing along with a wide range of areas such as the police use of firearms, the demands placed upon policing, miscarriages of justice and major crime investigations. You will gain exposure to some of the real challenges facing policing today, exploring current reforms and what they mean, and looking at the importance of accountability, citizenship and ethics. You will leave the course with a solid base of knowledge of policing and criminal justice, drawing on aspects of criminology, criminal justice and sociology. You will have an understanding of key areas of contemporary operational policing and criminal investigation, including the role of the investigator, forensic developments, the investigatory framework, historic case reviews, human rights and ethics. As an undergraduate student you will develop strong critical thinking, analysis and communication skills and gain an insight into different areas and roles within the criminal justice system, so you can see where your interests lie.

Awarded By
This course is awarded by Buckinghamshire New University

Progression & Careers
Policing is changing rapidly, and many new police officer and non-police officer opportunities are opening up, which this degree allows you to explore and prepare for. Graduates of this course will be qualified to work in large number of roles in the criminal justice system. This includes roles in the police service, the prison service, the probation service, youth offending teams, drug action teams, community partnerships, the Home Office and crime analysis. You could go on to postgraduate studies in policing, criminology, or other related subjects.

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 80

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University information

Burnley College

  • Campus address

    Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 0AN, England

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