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Professional Policing BSc (Hons)

University of Salford

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UCAS CODE: L436

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**In a Nutshell**This course is a comprehensive preparation for a career in policing. The programme will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the role of a police officer. Alongside the development of operational and practical skills, you will critically examine the Criminal Justice System.Throughout, you will have the chance to apply theory to practice with case studies and research projects. Simulation exercises based on policing scenarios which allow students to develop key interpersonal skills are a key part of the programme. In year 3 students will undertake a community placement.There are a range of assessments that will allow students to demonstrate their use of key skills such as researching information, presentation and academic writing skills. Assessments such as policy briefings are linked to the sort of real-world task that an officer would undertake. Although studying this course does not guarantee entry to the police service, it is a recognised entry route to police constable and provides graduates with the skills to progress a career in policing or other areas linked to the criminal justice system.**You will:**- Learn the essential knowledge, skills and professional approaches that are required in modern policing- Critically explore the role of the police- Explore the complex and diverse nature of modern communities- Develop critical thinking and research skills**This course is for you if...**- You are interested in a career in policing- You are interested in a career in other areas of the Criminal Justice System or related professions- You are interested in crime and wider social issues- You have a critical mind - You are a problem solver and able to think fast on your feet- You have a strong desire to help other people **All about the course**The recruitment process for police officers has changed significantly. From 2020, to be confirmed in post as a police constable, officers will require a professional educational qualification from a course of study validated by the College of Policing. One recognised pathway into the police service will be the completion of this pre-join degree in Professional Policing.This course is a qualification designed and validated by the College of Policing* to meet the new requirements and seeks to address the critical questions and issues that the modern police officer will face.You will study six modules per year in areas such as; investigation management, response policing, policing communities, criminology and criminological research methods. Specific subject areas include cyber-crime, counter terrorism, investigation of serious crime, dealing with vulnerability and safe-guarding victims and criminological theories of crime and society. The course is underpinned with modules and support on academic skills, research methods and professional development, culminating in an evidenced based project (dissertation) on a contemporary policing issue of your choice. This programme offers unique opportunities to experience inter-professional learning, simulation exercises and community engagement. You will be able to share learning experiences with students from other courses such as Nursing, Social Work and Criminology, including shared modules and practice exercises. This will enhance your learning and prepare you for working in practice with other linked professions. You will have the opportunity to do work placements and will be able to take advantage of our strong links with various organisations across Greater Manchester. We also encourage you to join the Special Constabulary of Greater Manchester Police if you wish to. The programme team includes former police officers with many years of professional knowledge and experience in a wide variety of policing disciplines as w

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,400per year

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

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