BA (Hons) Policing
Business and Law
This degree offers an in-depth study of policing for those seeking a career in the policing or investigation sector. It aims to develop awareness of policing demands in the 21st century, current investigative issues and new crime types such as cyber crime and human trafficking.
The course is ideal for those seeking to improve their research skills and analytical capabilities. The modules will focus on analysing how police investigate and the governance and accountability arrangements that they operate within.
You will examine the policing response to organised crime, murder, rape and cyber crime. You will also gain an understanding of the legal constraints that the modern investigator operates within. Students will learn about the history of investigations and study how serious cases are solved. The module will discuss the police’s role within the wider criminal justice system.
of research is internationally recognised
Our Criminology department's research was rated as 99% internationally recognised in 2014's Research Excellence Framework.
Study 21st century policing
We work closely with law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police, to ensure our courses address current issues in crime. Our academics are experts in areas including gang crime, cybercrime and counterterorrism.
Learn from the best
You’ll be taught by world-renowned experts in criminology who are regularly called upon by governments and the media to provide skilled analysis, comment and advice.
What you'll study and when
Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice (core)
Contemporary Issues of Youth Justice and Criminology (core)
The Legal System and Legal Reasoning (core)
General Policing (core)
Research Methods in Criminology (core)
Applied Criminology & Professional Practice (core)
Crime Investigation (core)
Organised Crime & Cyber Crime (core)
Global Illicit Drug Trafficking (optional)
Mentally-disordered Defendants & Suspects (optional)
Preventing and Correcting Offending Behaviour (optional)
Prison Studies (optional)
Terrorism Studies (optional)
Psychological Criminology (optional)
Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice (optional)
Youth Crime and Sub-culture (optional)
Work-based learning (optional)
Football Hooliganism (optional)
How you'll be assessed
The assessment methods for this course are still being confirmed.Course specification
New UCAS Points
Your future career
You will benefit from enhanced employer engagement with police forces and policing agencies across the UK. Our University aims to develop research areas that would appeal to national and international students as British policing is still seen as the gold standard for the rest of the world.
Your degree will teach you about data collection and analysis, communication skills, report writing, IT skills and interpersonal awareness. We know that finding a job or a postgraduate programme is a competitive business and our aim is to give you the best possible start.
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