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Liverpool John Moores University

Policing Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L4FY

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: DDD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:21

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: At least 24 Merits and 21 Passes, or any other combination that equates to 72 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 72 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff points from Ordinary Level

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

MMP

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMP if studied on its own or to the total of 72 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

72

​Prior to application you should be mindful that you will be required to become a Special Police Constable, a volunteer in policing, criminal justice or a related field for the duration of your studies at LJMU. If you do wish to volunteer for the Police, you must fulfil the minimum requirements set by the police (in terms of integrity and health) and are therefore advised to consult Merseyside Police constabulary's policies on recruitment to ensure that you are eligible: Special Constabulary Police Volunteers http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk/special-constables/index.html

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Criminology

The FDA Policing Studies at Liverpool John Moores University is an accredited foundation programme designed and developed with Merseyside Police, the College of Policing and Skills for Justice.

- Option to progress from the Foundation Degree to a full BA

- Innovative and thought-provoking modules both reflect and challenge current policing practices and debates

- You will be taught in the Liverpool Centre of Advanced Policing Studies by lecturers with academic and professional backgrounds in policing

- Regular career workshops and symposiums delivered by police officers and police career specialists to prepare you for a career in policing or criminal justice

- Opportunities to gain real-life experience of policing as a Special Police Constable or police volunteer in one of the UK’s biggest and diverse police forces

Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the interest and ability to study for a degree, but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Policing Studies honours degree programme yet.

Once you pass the Foundation Year (level 3) you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

• Skills for success
•Contemporary Issues in Security and Policing
•Understanding Contemporary Social Issues
•Investigating Liverpool

Level 4

•Exploring Policing Studies - Skills for Success
•Introduction to Policing
•Practice, Procedure and the Criminal Law 1
•Technology and Policing
• Introducing Criminology for Policing
• Responding to Incidents

Level 5

•Policing Communities
•Professional Skills for Policing
•Practice, Procedure and the Criminal Law 2
•Investigation Skills
•Community Engagement Project
•Police, Practice and Evidence base
•The Psychology of Investigation

Level 6

•Research Project
•Contemporary Issues
•International Fieldwork for Policing
•Policing, Security and Risk
•Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
•Investigative Skills 2
•Application of Intelligence to Policing
• Multi Agency and Partnership Working in the Statutory and Voluntary Sector

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

We understand that all students have different strengths and preferences when it comes to assessments, so we use a variety of methods to assess your work structured across the academic year. These include essays, exams, fieldwork projects, reports, case studies, portfolios, online blogs and wikis, workplace practice, posters, presentations (individual and group), debates, reviews and group work.

You will normally receive extensive written feedback on your assessments, and occasional verbal feedback. All feedback is designed to help you achieve your full potential and get the most out of your studies, so staff will be available to discuss it with you and direct you to further support if you feel you need it.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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%
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Criminology

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.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Sociology

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.

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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
91%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Protective service occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Criminology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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