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Policing and Investigations BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course equips you for an exciting future in fields such as civilian and corporate investigation, loss prevention, crime reduction and security as well as policing.

Course description

  • You’ll gain advanced understanding of the investigation process, explore contemporary policing and deepen your understanding of criminology, forensics and sociology.
  • ‘Learn by doing’. Investigative work experience will be central to your studies: our links with employers like Nottinghamshire Police, NEXT PLC, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and Rolls-Royce will open doors for you.
  • There are opportunities to enhance your professional experience by becoming a Police Support Volunteer.
  • You’ll gain unique insights into real-world practices from our experienced teaching team which includes former police detectives, criminal and corporate investigators.
  • Our excellent learning facilities range from a replica courtroom and interview suite to a crime scene house.
  • An opportunity to achieve an additional qualification in youth justice.

If you’re interested in how policing and investigations work, this distinctive degree delivers advanced skills and knowledge which can take you far.

Throughout, the degree brings together the theory, policy and practice of policing and investigations, criminology, forensics and criminal justice, which means you’ll be able to evaluate critically the contemporary challenges facing police officers, criminal investigators and civilian investigators.

With applied learning at the heart of this course, you’ll gain a solid introduction to criminal and corporate investigation and a logical framework for understanding investigative processes. Drawing on fascinating case studies, you’ll also explore historical, empirical and theoretical approaches to key issues in evidence gathering and criminal justice.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per 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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University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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