Policing BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 16/10/2018

If you are interested in entering the police force, preparing for a non-operational role or even considering positions in the military or security services then this may be the course for you.

We have extremely close professional links with Northants Police and this means that you are exposed to a wide range of guest speakers from detectives to child protection officers.

Course

Highlights

  • Bespoke fast track application for Northants Police for successful applicants.
  • Opportunity to join the Special Constabulary or volunteer with Northants Police.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Work Experience

There are opportunities to go on work placements, either with the Northamptonshire Police, Northampton Borough Council or with not-for-profit groups who deal with prevention of offending behaviour amongst vulnerable groups, or substance abuse such as Free to Talk.

Please note that placements are not guaranteed, they must be earned and if you do not display the relevant professional standards or acquire the relevant standards in your coursework you will not receive a placement.

Course Details

Our Policing course is taught by serving and retired police officers and other industry professionals, this degree will give you an insight into legislation, conducting investigations and the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom.

We are dedicated to giving you the skills that you will you need to pursue a career in Law enforcement. You will have the chance to apply what you learn in real-life scenarios in our purpose-built facilities through working with colleagues from across the University. This collaborative working results in you gaining a highly effective and complete qualification that is valued and recognised by all the forces across the East Midlands and beyond.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Student Story

Jaime Cobb

Jaime graduated from the University of Northampton in 2015 and is currently fulfilling his lifelong desire to be a Police Officer, working in the Local Response Officer in Northampton. He joined Northamptonshire Police Force soon after graduating, following a successful period as a Special Constable whilst studying.

“I spent three years at the University. The first two years which enabled me to generate an understanding into Policing concerning various legislation, managing a crime scene and progressing an investigation. In the third year I applied a range of theories to Policing to help understand why individuals behave in certain ways and how this can be resolved.”

Careers

Career Opportunity

Graduates from this programme are likely to find employment as police officers or within the wider police service performing support roles. You could also pursue careers as officers within the armed forces, the security services, or within research roles relating to crime and disorder, investigative roles and the security industry upon completing this course.

If you are wishing to join the Special Constabulary you will need to make a separate application when you join the course. Please note that acceptance to the Special Constabulary is not guaranteed and is dependent on a successful evidence-based application, interview, fitness test, medical and vetting procedure.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

Typical offers would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC in addition to a GCSE in English at a grade C/4 or above. We do not accept equivalencies (e.g. Functional skills). If you have qualifications preceding GCSEs and do not have English at grade C/4 then we will consider your application on an individual basis.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

You will take part in theoretical learning covering equality and diversity, investigating a crime scene, professional development and legislation.

  • Legislation for policing (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS1004
    Core Module Y
  • Equality and Diversity in the Criminal Justice System (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS1005
    Core Module Y
  • Theory and Practice of Profesional Policing (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS1006
    Core Module Y
  • Crime and Criminality (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS1018
    Core Module Y
  • Law and The Criminal Justice System (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS1001
    Core Module N
  • Introduction to Academic Methods and Research (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS1013
    Core Module Y
  • Crime Scene Management (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS1019
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Academic Methods and Research (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: CJS1013
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

You can practice real life scenarios in one of our specialist facilities. For  interview training, there is a purpose-built interview rooms and a realistic custody suite as well as mock flat with one way mirrors.

In addition, we are one of only few universities in the country that have fully functioning Hydra simulation room used for immersive learning. Hydra is a sophisticated piece of technology that is used to simulate the reality of critical incident management.

Facilities includes:

  • tutoring to the same level as regular officers
  • mentoring
  • role plays in partnership with actors, paramedics and lawyers from across the University
  • interview training in purpose-built interview rooms
  • mentoring groups
  • guest speakers from across the industry
  • bespoke fast track application for Northants Police for successful applicants
  • realistic Custody suite
  • mock flat with one way mirrors.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Social Work MA

Social Innovation MA

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

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Updated 16/10/2018

  • If you are interested in entering the police force, preparing for a non-operational role or even considering positions in the military or security services then this may be the course for you.

    We have extremely close professional links with Northants Police and this means that you are exposed to a wide range of guest speakers from detectives to child protection officers.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Bespoke fast track application for Northants Police for successful applicants.
    • Opportunity to join the Special Constabulary or volunteer with Northants Police.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Our Policing course is taught by serving and retired police officers and other industry professionals, this degree will give you an insight into legislation, conducting investigations and the criminal justice system in the United Kingdom.

    We are dedicated to giving you the skills that you will you need to pursue a career in Law enforcement. You will have the chance to apply what you learn in real-life scenarios in our purpose-built facilities through working with colleagues from across the University. This collaborative working results in you gaining a highly effective and complete qualification that is valued and recognised by all the forces across the East Midlands and beyond.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Work Experience

    There are opportunities to go on work placements, either with the Northamptonshire Police, Northampton Borough Council or with not-for-profit groups who deal with prevention of offending behaviour amongst vulnerable groups, or substance abuse such as Free to Talk.

    Please note that placements are not guaranteed, they must be earned and if you do not display the relevant professional standards or acquire the relevant standards in your coursework you will not receive a placement.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Jaime Cobb

      Jaime graduated from the University of Northampton in 2015 and is currently fulfilling his lifelong desire to be a Police Officer, working in the Local Response Officer in Northampton. He joined Northamptonshire Police Force soon after graduating, following a successful period as a Special Constable whilst studying.

      “I spent three years at the University. The first two years which enabled me to generate an understanding into Policing concerning various legislation, managing a crime scene and progressing an investigation. In the third year I applied a range of theories to Policing to help understand why individuals behave in certain ways and how this can be resolved.”

    • Career Opportunity

      Graduates from this programme are likely to find employment as police officers or within the wider police service performing support roles. You could also pursue careers as officers within the armed forces, the security services, or within research roles relating to crime and disorder, investigative roles and the security industry upon completing this course.

      If you are wishing to join the Special Constabulary you will need to make a separate application when you join the course. Please note that acceptance to the Special Constabulary is not guaranteed and is dependent on a successful evidence-based application, interview, fitness test, medical and vetting procedure.

  • Typical offers would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC in addition to a GCSE in English at a grade C/4 or above. We do not accept equivalencies (e.g. Functional skills). If you have qualifications preceding GCSEs and do not have English at grade C/4 then we will consider your application on an individual basis.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will take part in theoretical learning covering equality and diversity, investigating a crime scene, professional development and legislation.

    • Legislation for policing (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS1004
      Core Module Y
    • Equality and Diversity in the Criminal Justice System (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS1005
      Core Module Y
    • Theory and Practice of Profesional Policing (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS1006
      Core Module Y
    • Crime and Criminality (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS1018
      Core Module Y
    • Law and The Criminal Justice System (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS1001
      Core Module N
    • Introduction to Academic Methods and Research (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS1013
      Core Module Y
    • Crime Scene Management (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS1019
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Academic Methods and Research (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: CJS1013
      Core Module Y
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Social Work MA

      Social Innovation MA

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2018. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the University with details of the costs.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour