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University of Chester

Degree in Professional Policing

UCAS Code: L900

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Policing

If you are considering a career as a police officer, the ways which you can get into any of the 43 Police Forces in England and Wales is changing and by 2020 you will need a professional educational qualification to be confirmed in post as a police constable.

**One recognised pathway*** into the police service will be the successful completion of a Degree in Professional Policing from a University that is licensed by the Policing Professional Body the College of Policing, like ours at the University of Chester which is due to commence in September 2019.

The Institute of Policing is located on our multi-agency campus in Warrington where our teaching staff are co-located with police officers from Cheshire Constabulary and we share facilities, professional knowledge and resources to enhance your experience .

**Why Choose University of Chester**
- Studying our programme, you will cover all the learning content of the College of Policing’s Degree in Professional Policing as well as getting additional value of covering specialist subjects in more detail such as Counter Terrorism and Digital Crime. In essence you will get a grounded knowledge of the key aspects of policing for example legislation and police powers, investigative interviewing skills, our excellent facilities for role play scenarios will allow you to put your knowledge in practice in a safe learning environment. Our facilities comprise an immersive learning suite, interview rooms , crime scene houses, road policing warehouse, a custody office and mock court room all of which add your learning experience. Our small class sizes mean we get to know you well and the pastoral care afforded by the teaching team is excellent, recognised in our National Student Survey results.

Our teaching team consists of ex-police officers with hundreds of years of professional knowledge and experience in a wide variety of policing disciplines, supported by a host of subject matter experts from the world of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. They will devote their time to maximizing your potential all we ask in return is that you support them in their role by demonstrating a similar level of dedication and commitment. Through our relationships with police colleagues we can help you obtain an opportunity to apply to be a special constable, allowing you to put your newly gained knowledge and skills into practice with on the job experience, additionally providing evidence to support your CV.

Your unique learning experience and our nurturing of you to become a police officer is our ultimate goal and everything you do will support your ambition. If part way through the course you decide policing is not for you then don not worry you will have attained a lot of transferable skills which are likely to be sought after in many other professions.

The Warrington campus is strategically located off the main North West motorway network allowing commuting from anywhere in the North West reasonably accessible, within 40 minutes you can visit the vibrant cities of Chester, Liverpool or Manchester, the campus is small very community based and a great way to make new friends and obtain a high quality degree.

* Successful attainment of the Degree in Professional Policing does not in itself provide any guarantee of recruitment as a trainee Police Constable. Each police force within England and Wales sets out its own recruitment process and selection policy and entry requirements vary from force to force. Prospective students are therefore strongly advised to check the specific requirements of their chosen force prior to undertaking study

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include recorded interviews, case studies, personal and group presentations, role-play activities, and examinations.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Warrington Campus

Department:

Social and Political Science

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.

75%
med
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Legal associate professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Other elementary services 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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