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Professional Policing BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Serving in the police is now a graduate-level career. This BSc Professional Policing degree course is your next – and final – step to qualifying to work in the police service in England and Wales.The structure of the course aligns to the The College of Policing's National Police Curriculum. You'll gain the legislative, policy and procedural knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in modern policing, learning from staff who have worked as police officers or in related law enforcement fields such as the probation service.You'll also develop the critical thinking, communication, problem solving and conflict management skills you'll use in your career. Through volunteering opportunities with Hampshire Constabulary, you'll get practical experience with everything from community engagement to response policing with support from appropriate support from serving police officers.Before your final year, you'll have the chance to spend a year on a sandwich work placement or immerse yourself in another culture by studying abroad.When you graduate, you'll be ready to apply for entry level law enforcement positions. There's great demand for new police officers around the UK and our close ties to Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire constabularies will further improve your chances of employment after the course.**What you'll experience**On this course, you'll:- Gain the legislative and practical knowledge you need to apply for work in the English and Welsh police forces, following the National Police Curriculum as set out by the College of Policing- Be taught by experienced members of staff – members of the course team have had previous roles as police officers (including detectives), crime scene officers, probation officers and intelligence analysts- Benefit from our close ties to Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire constabularies, including opportunities to volunteer with them, and other related community organisations- Study alongside students from related disciplines, such as criminology and forensics, giving you a broader perspective of crime and law enforcement and experience of interdisciplinary working- Learn valuable transferable skills such as problem solving, conflict management and community engagementYou'll use specialist facilities and equipment, such as:- The Hydra Immersive Learning Suite – this allows you to engage in simulated scenarios that replicate operational policing challenges, developing your problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills- Crime scene forensic simulations – these give you experience with forensic crime scene techniques, in a safe, controlled environment- Specialist interviewing suites – these are similar to the policing facilities you'll use in your careerYou can also:- Apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace on a year-long work placement, boosting your employability prospects after the course- Study abroad through our links with overseas universities- Learn a language while you earn credit towards your degree as part of the University IWLP**Careers and opportunities**A career in policing is an exciting, rewarding way to serve your local community and make a positive impact on society.This degree is an approved entry route into the police services in England and Wales, so you'll be able to apply for police constable roles when you graduate.This course also gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to apply for other related roles, such as a civilian investigator, or in other security organisations such as the National Crime Agency.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,200per year

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University of Portsmouth

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    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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