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Professional Policing BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our course is designed to be progressive, building on the required knowledge and skills as laid down in the National Policing Curriculum. At Level 4, we start with the history, structure and role of the Police Service, before examining such fundamentals as decision making, ethical considerations, vulnerability and risk, legislation and procedure, academic study skills and aspects of criminology and psychology. As we move to Level 5 we drill further down into vital aspects of underpinning theory, including academic research skills. At Level 6, the more complex aspects of ethics, decision-making and vulnerability are further examined, alongside optional modules covering specific aspects of policing (such as crime investigation, or intelligence) and a year-long dissertation project.The University of Cumbria's BSc in Professional Policing has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the National Policing Curriculum, as mandated by the College of Policing. It is a specific 'pre-join' qualification and forms one of the three routes of entry to the Police Service of England and Wales, in line with the requirements of the Police as a degree entry-level profession. As a product, this course has been licensed by the College of Policing and, therefore, meets the professional body requirement for policing in the 21st Century. It is, simply put, the 'go-to' degree qualification for any potential student who is considering a career in the Police Service. As a Team, it is a course we are very proud to offer. **Modules****Year 1**POLI 4501, Understanding the Police Constable Role POLI 4502, Policing Vulnerability in Contemporary Society POLI 4503, Police Legislation POLI 4504, Academic Study Skills and Applied Social SciencesPOLI 4505, Information and IntelligencePOLI 4506, Policing, Decisions and Ethics These modules cover the initial learning stages of specific, vital areas of policing. Central strands (such as decision making, ethics and vulnerability, for example) are laced throughout the syllabus.**Year 2** POLI 5501, Professionalism, Values and StandardsPOLI 5502, Vulnerability and RiskPOLI 5503, Specialist Procedures.POLI 5504, Operational PolicingPOLI 5505, Academic Research SkillsPOLI 5506, Criminological ConceptsThese modules are designed to take the student effectively to the next level of learning. They still retain the core strands of knowledge that are vital requirements for any Police Officer serving in the modern age, and link directly back to the first year of learning. **Year 3**POLI 6501, Coaching and Mentoring - a compulsory module POLI 6502, Response Policing - a compulsory modulePOLI 6503, Community Policing - a compulsory module POLI 6504, Police Investigation - an optional module POLI 6505, Information and Intelligence - an optional module POLI 6506, Dissertation - a year long, compulsory moduleThese modules provide the crucial and final links to the knowledge base of a competent and effective Police Officer. They are designed to enable analytical thinking, effective and ethical decision making and a robust and comprehensive knowledge based approach to policing, as well as the wider world of law enforcement and other relevant career pathways.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

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