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Sheffield Hallam University

Professional Policing

UCAS Code: B005

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language grade C or above Mathematics grade C or above

UCAS Tariff

112

BBC from A-levels DMM from BTEC This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (may include up to two AS Levels, EPQ and general studies).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Policing

- Understand the legal and professional responsibilities of policing.

- Learn to engage in lawful, safe and effective front-line policing in specific professional areas.

- Study ethical approaches and how to maintain the highest professional standards.

- Develop knowledge of criminological theory and practice.

- Evaluate evidence-based initiatives in the context of preventative policing and problem solving.

On this course, you’ll prepare for the fast-moving world of policing. Following a curriculum written and licensed by the College of Policing, you’ll study the wide range of theoretical and legislative subjects you need for employment as a police officer.

**How you learn**
This course creates a supportive environment for students — one in which you can challenge, and be challenged on, perspectives and decisions.

The course team use a variety of formative and summative assessments, designed to support the development of your knowledge and understanding. Particular emphasis is placed on progressive, reflective learning.

The development of the core skills enables you to reflect on work-based or simulated activity and their own career and academic development.

You learn through

- online lectures

- seminars and workshops on campus

- online support through the University's virtual learning environment

- teaching input from policing experts

- peer support

- self-reflection

- guided reading

- student presentations

- individual student reflection on learning

**Applied learning**
**Work experience**

Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside policing professionals. You will also be encouraged to seek work-based opportunities through membership of the special constabulary, as well as other volunteer opportunities. You also will have opportunities to visit international policing agencies.

**Live projects**

We have a good relationship with local criminal justice stakeholders including the police, who support learning and knowledge generation in Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region as well as nationally and internationally through our professional networks. These professional links will enable us to provide opportunities for you to undertake a range of live research projects.

**Networking opportunities**

You will have the opportunity to network with professionals through seminars, internal/external speaker programmes and guest lectures. This includes opportunities to work with The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice on local, national and international events and activities

**Competitions**
You will be offered the opportunity to engage with a range of award-based competitions such as The Hallam Award.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Academic And Professional Skills Development 20
Counter Terrorism And Digital Policing 20
Evidence Based Policing 20
Introduction To Core Policing Practice 20
Introduction To Criminology And Criminal Justice 20
Managing Risk 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Applying Evidence Based Policing 20
Developing Core Policing Practice 20
Enhancing Academic And Professional Standards In Policing 20
Experiencing Criminology And Criminal Justice 20
Policing In The 21St Century 20
Risk And Society 20

Final year
Compulsory modules
Advancing Policing Practice 20
Evidence Based Policing Research Project 40
Policing And Crime Prevention 20
Professional Standards Development 20
Elective modules
Applied Investigative Interviewing Skills 20
Applied Investigative Skills 20
Contemporary Policing Landscapes 20
Digital Worlds Of Crime 20
Human Rights And Policing 20
Rehabilitation And Punishment 20
Serious And Organised Crime 20
Sex, Violence And Extremism 20
Simulating Justice Practice 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practicals

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£8,750
per year
England
£8,750
per year
EU
£8,750
per year
International
£12,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
high
Policing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
42%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Legal associate professionals
8%
Public services and other associate professionals
6%
Customer service occupations

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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