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University of Cumbria

Professional Policing (with integrated foundation year)

UCAS Code: L901

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D-D,D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:21,P:24

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

MPP-MMP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D-C,C,D,D

UCAS Tariff

56-72

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Policing

Our course is designed to be progressive, building on the required knowledge and skills as laid down in the National Policing Curriculum. You will begin your studies at Level 3 (the Integrated Foundation Year, or IFY) where you will acquire the skills and knowledge you need to start the full 3-year BSc programme. The IFY is a broad mix of subject studies (for example, policing, law, criminology), combined with academic skills, which will provide you with the ideal platform to move to the next level. At Level 4, we start with the history, structure and role of the Police Service, before examining such fundamentals as decision making, ethical considerations, vulnerability and risk, legislation and procedure, academic study skills and aspects of criminology and psychology. As we move to Level 5 we drill further down into vital aspects of underpinning theory, including academic research skills. At Level 6, the more complex aspects of ethics, decision-making and vulnerability are further examined, alongside optional modules covering specific aspects of policing (such as crime investigation, or intelligence) and a year-long dissertation project.

The University of Cumbria BSc in Professional Policing has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the National Policing Curriculum, as mandated by the College of Policing. It is a specific 'pre-join' qualification and forms one of the three routes of entry to the Police Service of England and Wales, in line with the requirements of the Police as a degree entry-level profession. As a product, this course has been licensed by the College of Policing and, therefore, meets the professional body requirement for policing in the 21st Century. It is, simply put, the 'go-to' degree qualification for any potential student who is considering a career in the Police Service. As a Team, it is a course we are very proud to offer. As a student starting on the Integrated Foundation Year, you are still very much a part of our wider Policing family and are included in many of the course related activities run during the academic year. Along with students at other levels, you are also included in the invitation to apply for the local Special Constabulary, and are supported in this process.

Modules

Foundation entry study will allow budding legal eagles to fly to another level and is perfect for those that do not meet the degree entry requirements or are returning to study after a break. At Level 4 you will study Police Legislation 1, Bringing offenders to justice, Partnership approach to addressing crime, introduction to crime and deviance, applying psychology to the criminal justice system and Introduction to operational policing. At Level 5; Police legislation 2, managing information and intelligence, Best Evidence, Police investigation, Traffic legislation Research methods and undertake the placement/project option. At Level 6 you will undetake Ethics in Policing, Partnerships, Human Rights, Public Protection, Independent study, Major Crime and of course your Dissertation.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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high
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Legal associate professionals
17%
Secretarial and related occupations
6%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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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