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University of East London

Professional Policing

UCAS Code: PP10

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

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

D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Policing

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

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 violence 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

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
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

Royal Docks School of Business and Law

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

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

70%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
E
B

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Legal associate professionals
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Public services and other 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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