Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
Distance / Online
Build your career in policing or investigation with a professional qualification that explores the challenges faced by the sector.
This BSc (Hons) Policing and Investigation degree course is a part-time, distance learning course, which you can study around your other commitments.
You might want to take this course because of your interest in policing; you'll study the latest academic work in policing, and learn about investigation as a global topic. If you're thinking of a career in this field, you'll develop the practical skills you need to work in policing and related areas (such as private security, police oversight bodies, or financial investigation in banking).
If you want a career in the police in England or Wales, this degree qualifies you for one of the College of Policing’s entry routes to the police service.
If you’re already a serving police officer, it’s a perfect in-service degree to boost your career prospects, and you may be able to gain academic credits for your on-the-job experience, reducing the amount of study you need to complete to gain your degree.
- Develop academic and professional expertise in policing and criminal investigation
- Be taught by leading academics from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
- Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials
- Join virtual study days with live seminars, interviews and question and answer sessions
- Have optional opportunities to attend the University
- Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus
- Tailor your studies, by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions
Have the chance to complete the course more quickly if you have relevant prior learning or work experience
Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you prepare for a promotion or find a job that puts your skills to work in the field. We'll also be available to help, advise and support you for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.
What can you do with a Policing and Investigation (Distance Learning) degree?
You’ll be ready to take on roles in areas such as:
- the police
- the civil service
- local government
What jobs can you do with a Policing and Investigation (Distance Learning) degree?
Graduates have also pursued roles in public and private sector organisations in roles such as:
- criminal investigator
- police staff
- analyst and researcher
Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.
We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities to complement your studies and enhance your CV. We can also help you plan the next steps in your career.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 3,080per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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