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Professional Policing BSc (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why Professional Policing?

In 2020, policing in England and Wales becomes a graduate qualified profession. Licensed by the College of Policing, our course is the first approved 'Pre-Join Degree' in the South West. Based on the National Policing Curriculum, it gives a thorough grounding in the theory and practicalities of modern policing. Modules cover fundamentals of policing knowledge including legislation; crime investigation; civil emergencies and critical incident management; equality, diversity and human rights; and extremism and counter-terrorism. Live projects set by external organisations such as Gloucester City Safe develop your skills of observation, information collection and analysis. You will attend a residential field trip to examine policing challenges in another part of the UK, and build experience in policing incidents and managing crime scenes via scenarios using our crime scene house, forensic interviewing suite and moot court. As with all other policing related degree courses, there are no guarantees of entry to a police force post-completion of the BSc (Hons) Professional Policing. Prospective students should be aware that there are associated recruitment processes required when applying to a particular force, including successful completion of the national police recruitment process (e.g. Police SEARCH / Day One Recruit Assessment Centre) and passing medical and fitness tests, and background and security checks (force vetting) before being appointed as a Police Officer.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an rough our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per 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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A level : BCC

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

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