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BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

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Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Criminology

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

As from September 2019, UEL, through the Centre of Professional Policing (CoPP) will offer a specific pre-join degree into policing. * The University of East London is licensed by the College of Policing to offer this Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing.

The BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree is a 3-year full-degree (with a part-time option) being offered at UEL and is designed to meet the role and challenges for policing. It is for those wishing to join the police* or enter into a similar career.

*NOTE: This degree does not guarantee entry into the police service. Students will need to apply to the respective police service/force and meet the selection criteria and requirements for entry. (This degree has a currency of 5-years after completion for this purpose.)

This degree recognises that, at an entry level into policing, amongst other tasks, the police constable is required to:

• Protect life and property
• Deter crime
• Provide a reassuring presence to diverse communities
• Support victims, witnesses and other vulnerable persons
• Conduct initial investigations
• Interview suspects

The curriculum is as prescribed by the College of Policing and features learning and development across a comprehensive range of professional policing situations. This includes: evidence-based policing; decision making and discretion; criminology and crime prevention; pro-active approaches to vulnerability, risk and public protection. It is professionally transformative, in that there is comprehensive, modern and up-to-date coverage of areas of knowledge, skills and professional approaches that have been identified as critical to the 21st century policing role of the constable. This includes cybercrime and digital policing.

Optional modules relate to Organised Crime and Contemporary Challenges; and Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring.

As policing requires a distinctive combination of applied skills and knowledge, this programme will help to develop critical thinking skills, communications and interpersonal skills, all required abilities related to policing. This includes legislation and police powers (policy and practice) structured interviewing and investigative skills, plus much more. Modules are constructed to provide ‘knowledge, theory and know-how’ relevant to operational policing. This includes practical, hands-on experience, with a key factor of this degree providing for ‘practice and application’ of skills in simulated, safe environments.

This degree will combine all of these elements together while allowing ‘you’ the opportunity to take part in community placements which could be within one of a variety of areas relevant to the field of policing. (This includes as a member of the Special Constabulary.) Community involvement and work placements are therefore another significant and innovative approach of this degree.

Note: whilst this degree teaches knowledge, theory and skills associated with the police constable role, these would also be applicable and transferable to other investigatory and enforcement positions.
This degree is therefore of relevance to anyone wishing to enter aligned work fields with many transferable skills, for example: this includes but not limited to:

  • The National Crime Agency
  • The intelligence Sector
  • The security Sector
  • Cybercrime, fraud, loss reduction and risk sector
  • Border Force
  • Investigatory positions - and Ombudsmen’s roles
  • The Civil Service
  • Central/Local Government (Ministries)
  • Armed Services
  • NGO's
  • Probation Service
  • Prison Service
  • Victim support agencies
  • Working with young offenders
  • Community and Charity sectors

Please contact Dr Sarah Jane Fox (Policing Development Officer 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

PP10

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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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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 counter-terrorism.

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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:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

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
£9,250
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
£9,250
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.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
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.

  • Professional/Study Skills and Standards (Term 1)
  • Core Areas of Professional Policing (Initial - 1) Term 1
  • Policing Law & Investigations (1) (Terms 1 & 2)
  • Risk & Safety (Term 2) 
  • Crime, Justice & Evidence (Term 2)

  • Research Methods/Professional Skills (Term 1)
  • Core Areas of Professional Policing (Continuing - 2) – Term 1
  • Vulnerability & Well-being (Term 2)
  • Police Law & Investigations (2)
  • Community-Partnership(s) (Special Constabulary is an option placement route) (T 1 & 2)

  • Digital Policing and Terrorism (Term 1)
  • Professional Development Portfolio (Continuing Pathways: Police - Special Constabulary; and/or community/partnership based) Term 2*
    ‡ Summer placement - before commencement of year 3 – which feeds into the development portfolio in yr. 3

  • Organised Crime & Contemporary Challenges (Term 2)
  • Leadership, Coaching & Mentoring – Term 2
  • Research – Practitioner Skills (with proposal) Term 1
  • Professional Policing (work) based project (dissertation) T1 & 2

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. 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 learning module, where you’ll be assessed on your practical work. In your final year, you’ll complete a project based on your own independent research.

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