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Professional Policing with Foundation Year 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

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**BA (Hons) Professional Policing with Foundation Year****This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.** **Why choose this course?**Studying on our BA (Hons) Professional Policing, you will study a wide range of theoretical and legislative subjects and gain the knowledge you need for a rewarding career in the police service. You’ll prepare for the fast-moving world of policing by following a curriculum written and licensed by the College of Policing.This course ranked 91% for learning resources and learning opportunities in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.**Is this course for you?**Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.**How you will learn**BA (Hons) Policing offers a mix of lectures, tutorials, role play, guest lectures and visits to police stations, custody suites, victim support facilities and courts. There’s practical experience in our first-rate training facilities too. **Opportunities and experiences**You'll be encouraged to become a Special Constable or Police Support Volunteer during your studies, which will improve your employability and equip you with essentials skills when you graduate. To become a Special Constable, you will have to pass the vetting, assessment centre, medical and fitness procedures relating to the police force to which you have applied. You must be a national of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA), or if a national of a country outside the EEA, have the right to reside in this country without restrictions and in good health and of good character. We will assist you throughout the application process but the police recruitment panel will make the final decision.You can find out more about becoming a Special Constable on the College of Policing website: https://recruit.college.police.uk/Special/Pages/eligible.aspxPlease note, direct entry to stage 2 and 3 is not available.**Careers and employability**On graduation, you’ll have completed a significant amount of the training that regular police officers undergo. It makes you a stand-out candidate not only for policing roles but also for careers in areas like civilian investigation, crime reduction, probation, security and loss prevention.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • 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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