2 years

Starting Date

September 2024

Tuition Fee

UK – £11,100 per year
International – £22,150
per year (London)
International – £20,350
per year (non-London)


Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury

About the course

The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the College of Policing National Curriculum for the role of a Police Constable under the National Policing Education Qualifications Framework. We are licensed by the College of Policing to offer the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing – a qualification recognised by police services that is achieved prior to recruitment. A range of key topics will be studied in the area of crime, criminology, law, terrorism, associated psychology, sociology and criminal investigation. You will also learn through realistic scenarios and the use of a crime scene suite or pop up facilities*.

The course is enriched by optional modules, giving you the opportunity to look deeper into issues such as Cybercrime or Forensic and Criminal Psychology. This course is perfect for students with an interest in working in policing, security or the criminal justice sector, or looking to study at Masters level. In the 2021 National Student Survey, The University of Law has been ranked first amongst universities in England for the category of ‘teaching on my course’. We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness. Please note: the degree has a currency of 5 years following graduation for recruitment into policing and you must still apply to the police force and satisfy their eligibility criteria. Interested students should contact the Police Service for more information. *Facilities vary by campus.

Entry Requirements

  • ABB at A Level and Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent qualifications.
  • Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.
  • International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.

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