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Community Policing and Criminal Investigation BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Warrington Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Play your part in the fight against crime as you discover the skills, attitude and behaviour necessary for a career in policing and investigation as taught by experienced practitioners and subject matter experts.

Course overview

The course is delivered by subject matter experts and experienced practitioners with a wealth of professional and subject expertise in specialist areas to enhance your learning experience. Completion of this course will equip you with the knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour required for a career in policing and other law enforcement agencies.

Why study this course with us?

This course develops your ability to utilise research skills, evaluate existing bodies of knowledge, critically evaluate new information and ideas, and accept accountability for your actions and decisions. Methods of teaching and learning are varied to facilitate application of knowledge to practice and include practical exercises, role-play activities, immersive learning, interview suites and field trips. There is a strong emphasis on employability skills throughout this course affording graduates potential employment within areas of law enforcement.

Teaching methods

You will be taught by experienced practitioners (including retired police officers) and subject specialists from law enforcement agencies. Teaching methods comprise lectures, role-play activities, field trips, subject specialist speakers, in-class tests, self-directed study and the use of immersive learning.


Methods of assessment are varied and stimulating, and are explicitly linked to each module learning outcome. Examples of summative methods of assessment include examinations, personal and group presentations, role-play activities, recorded interviews, and assignments.

Job prospects

Our graduates will be an attractive employment proposition for many law enforcement agencies such as the Police, Border Agency, Local Authority, National Crime Agency and Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 54 7

    70th out of 103 9

    86th out of 102 7

  • Entry standards

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    125 82%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    115 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    110 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45 45%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%



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