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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Policing (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: L408

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English at grade 4 (grade C) or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

32-64
50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subjects

Criminology

Policing

**Summary**: Including an integrated foundation year if you don’t have the appropriate subjects or grades for direct entry to the first year, this BSc (Hons) Policing degree programme develops the broad themes of contemporary policing, including the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP), investigative procedures, criminal law and criminal justice with options to focus on the applications of intelligence, counter terrorism, international concepts of policing or fingerprint analysis.

**Course details**: With applications to study from across the UK, the programme is taught by staff with professional policing experience and expertise, the programme equips you with the knowledge and understanding you need to apply to join the police service in the role of police officer, either as a new police officer or as a future leader of policing through direct entry or fast track schemes. At a broader level, you will gain the required knowledge and understanding to make an application to work as police staff across the UK (such as civilian investigators, detention officers, fingerprint trainees), within the broader intelligence community (such as analysts or with the intelligence services) or within the military police. Although successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Policing and the employability focused Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) cannot guarantee your recruitment by the police service, it will equip you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to make you a competitive applicant for the service. It will also provide evidence and experience to support both your initial application and future career development. It should be noted that all candidates wishing to join the police service will also need to pass medical and fitness tests as well as background and security checks and undertake a series of assessments, tests and interviews appropriate to the role.

Teesside University has achieved College of Policing Pre-Join Approved Provider status for the module ‘Introduction to Policing: The Certificate in Knowledge of Policing’.

**After the course**: Police officer, either as a new police officer or at a more senior level via the Direct Entry Scheme. At a broader level, you will have the required knowledge and understanding to apply to be employed as police staff (such as civilian investigators, fingerprint officers, detention officers), within the broader intelligence community (such as analysts or with the intelligence services), or within the military police. All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff utilise their extensive connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits. In addition we offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third year that ensure all students are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge PLUS the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. Our award winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

Modules are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, which are interspersed with a broad range of learning opportunities including: workshops, case studies, peer group discussions, independent study, e-learning and online materials, individual and group tutorials, guest speakers and practical sessions within the crime scene house, vehicle examination laboratory, mock police station, interview rooms and the mock courtroom. On a broader level, we also encourage opportunities for volunteering within the criminal justice sector.

The programme is assessed through a range of formative and summative methods in oral, written and alternative formats. These comprise traditional assessment methods including essays, reports, reflections, multiple choice questions, practical tasks, presentations, and negotiated research and dissertation.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Law, Policing and Investigation

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.

78%
med
Criminology
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.

Sociology

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
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

94%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

Law

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
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

89%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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.

£16,835
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Customer service occupations
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.

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Secretarial and related occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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