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University of Leicester

Policing

UCAS Code: N225

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at Grade C (4) is also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Minimum of grade 4 in SL English Language.

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

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

DDM

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Qualification accepted. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications. Contact Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Policing

Our BSc in Policing enables you to uncover the realities of police work, explore the tensions and complexities of policing and challenge conventional assumptions of the role of the police. You will have the opportunity to engage with contemporary debates and to explore key aspects of theory, policy and practice in policing. You will study policing from the perspective of victims, offenders and practitioners, enabling you to consider how the police can perform their role effectively within a local and global context and evolving landscape

Our curriculum has been designed to give you a critical understanding of policing, covering a broad range of perspectives which are explored through theory, research and their application to policing practice. The course is underpinned by research-led teaching. The modules you will study are based on the research expertise of lecturers within the Department of Criminology, allowing you to have a contemporary and intellectually stimulating learning experience. You will have the opportunity to experience policing insight days with local police constabularies, guest lectures from police officers and experts in the field, examples of policing in practice via our Department’s crime scene and interview room, and field trips.

Modules

In Year One you will focus on the foundations of policing and criminology. You will learn about common perceptions of policing, crime prevention and policing history, and explore the key explanations of criminal behaviour and the central pillars of the criminal justice system. Finally, you will study key issues relating to victimisation and the experiences of victims of crime. Year Two will develop your skills as an independent researcher through our core teaching on research methods. You will critically explore the key contemporary issues and debates relevant to policing and analyse the role of the police in responding effectively to contemporary demand. You will learn about the key challenges facing police leaders and the complexities of police culture, and how these relate to the ways in which police respond to contemporary issues. In your Final Year you will gain an advanced understanding of policing and policing-related issues, and undertake a policing research project. You will study policing in a global context, exploring key debates in policing in an international and trans-national environment. You will investigate the complexities of how policing is performed in practice through the day-to-day activities of the police, and study evidence-based policing and how the police work with other criminal justice agencies.

Assessment methods

Gain critical insight into policing and applied experience of policing in practice.

Tuition fees

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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:

University of Leicester

Department:

Criminology

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.

80%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
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

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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
95%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Legal associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
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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