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BSc (Hons) Policing Studies Top-Up

Course overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Criminology

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

Online

Course summary

Policing is changing - adapting and evolving to meet the needs and requirements of today and tomorrow's society. At the University of East London, we are developing a suite of qualifications for those already in policing or those wishing to join through our Centre of Professional Policing (the CoPP).

This course is for existing police officers with over three years of service (and out of their probation), and for those who have recently retired. It is a top-up final year, which recognises existing officers’ training, knowledge, skills abilities and practice, leading to a BSc (Hons) Policing Studies degree.

Serving police officers are encouraged to make internal enquiries to their own respective police service for bursary opportunities when applying to undertake this top-up degree.

Please contact Dr Sarah Jane Fox (the Director of the Centre of Professional Policing, at UEL) for further information and opportunities relating to our exciting and innovative suite of qualifications that will shortly become available - at s.j.fox@uel.ac.uk

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

PS10

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Learn from the best

You’ll be taught by practitioners and world-renowned experts and advisers in policing and adjoining subject areas who are regularly called upon to provide opinion, skilled analysis, comment and advice to government, the media and other bodies.

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Internationally recognised research

Our Criminology department's research was rated as 99% internationally recognised in 2014's Research Excellence Framework.

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 counterterrorism.

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£8,700
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£8,700
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

  • Digital Policing and Terrorism (Term 1)
  • Cybercrime in Contemporary Society (Term 1)
  • Professional Development Portfolio (Term 2)
  • Organised Crime & Contemporary Challenges (Term 2)
  • Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring (Term 2)
  • Research - Practitioner Skills (with proposal) (Term 1)
  • Professional Policing (work) based project (dissertation) (Terms 1 & 2)

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework. Coursework includes essays, reflective reports and group and seminar presentations. You’ll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve.

You will also have the chance to complete a work-based project, drawn from your own independent research.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.

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