If you have a strong sense of justice and the ability to diffuse tension in stressful situations, you might want to consider a career in policing.
Our Professional Policing BSc (Hons) course scored 92% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021.
By June 2021, policing will become a graduate-qualified profession in England and Wales – so a relevant degree is a requirement for anybody wanting to become a fully operational police officer. Licensed by the College of Policing, our course is the first approved ‘pre-join degree’ in the South West, providing an excellent route into the profession and ensuring the required standards are met.
Our Criminology courses are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for student experience, and 11th for teaching quality by The Times Good University Guide 2022.
The course combines academic study with skills training to provide a thorough grounding in the theory and practicalities of contemporary policing.
You’ll gain practical policing skills by participating in live projects, a residential field trip and other exercises – helping you to build your skills and apply knowledge to real-world scenarios.
The emphasis is on the application of knowledge to the real world – with reference to the College of Policing’s Competency and Values Framework for Policing. Styles of assessment include problem-solving exercises, reports, case files, presentations, research projects, and a professional development portfolio.