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Policing and Criminal Investigation BSc (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you think you have a strong sense of justice and the ability to diffuse tension in stressful situations, then you might be considering a career in policing or similar law enforcement agencies. This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire recognised graduate and transferable skills within the field of policing by studying a range of topics. These include crime scene investigation, criminal law, more practical aspects of policing such as fraud, e-crime and homicide investigation, as well as ethical and political issues associated with policing. The course is delivered by experienced academics and former senior police officers who bring a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge to enhance your learning. There is a strong emphasis on employability skills throughout the course and recent graduates have secured employment in the police, military and with major employers in industry, retail and commerce.You may apply to be appointed as a special constable, a role you would undertake in your own time as a volunteer with Lancashire Constabulary. You will have the opportunity to study overseas for one semester (four months) in the Police Academies in Prague, Budapest or Szczytno, Poland giving you an international perspective, as well as enhancing your CV and giving you crucial life-skills. Opportunities exist to study abroad in countries other than those mentioned, such as the U.S.A and Australia.In the final year you can customise your degree by choosing specialist modules eg fraud investigation, major crime inquiries and counter terrorism.We enjoy strong links with many law enforcement agencies and have regular visits with several high-profile speakers from these agencies.We have graduates in numerous different UK police services as well as other UK and international law enforcement agencies. Not all our students wish to pursue careers in the police and we have graduates in employment in many fields.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

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