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Our BSc (Hons) Policing Studies (Top-Up) course has been developed in conjunction with feedback from regional police units and colleges. Our curriculum complements the national agenda for professionalising the police force and allows students to gain a BSc qualification in one year of study. This police course will examine the most important issues facing modern policing and will provide a professional and academic basis for policing practice.
Throughout the BSc (Hons) Policing Studies (Top-Up) course, you'll learn directly from a teaching team who are active researchers with direct links to policing practice.
The learning environment supports academic and practitioner skills and will develop creativity and critical thinking, and will therefore produce skilled practitioners who will be enabled to have a positive impact upon local and national policing practice in their careers.
This police course will be delivered in teaching blocks in order to accommodate students who are in-service. You will also benefit from support through your own personal tutor – an academic who provides advice and mentoring throughout the course.
Your assessments will be a mixture of a presentation, portfolio and written assignment.
Critically examine evidence-based policing and its application across the UK. Examine the professional concept, definition and rationale for evidence-based policing. Consider the importance of identifying and differentiating between types of evidence for best practice.
Citically analyse a range of contemporary issues in policing. Gain an understanding of the historical, political, and social events which lead to critical policing issues. Evaluate the impacts and implications for society, for policing, and for social and criminal justice.
Police officers are frequently required to make critical decisions in often challenging circumstances. Learn about the importance of defensible decision making and how reflexivity can drive improvement in the quality of professional practice. Gain an understanding of the National Decision Model and using case studies, demonstrate how it can serve to professionalise police decision making.
Learn about the concept of Policing by Consent and why it has allowed the British model of policing to gain a world-wide reputation for fairness and legitimacy. Explore this theory and seek to determine whether it remains relevant in the modern world.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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This course is for serving or previous police officers with a minimum of two years of service and successful completion of their probationary period. Applicants who hold an HE Diploma/FdA or equivalent in a relevant subject will also be considered.
The full-time fees for this course are:
Part-time fees are £6,935 per 120 credits. Part-time study isn't available to international students who require a student visa to study in the UK.
*The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
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This information was correct at the time of publication.
The BSc (Hons) Policing Studies (Top-Up) degree has been designed and will be taught by our staff with significant experience in the police force. Your tutors will be able to provide you with academic advice and career mentoring to help you have a positive impact on your chosen career in the police.