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University of Cumbria

Professional Policing

UCAS Code: L900

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

60 credits overall

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

DMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-112
75%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Policing

Want to be a police officer? Well, the way in which you can get into the service will change by 2020 and you’ll need to professional qualification for a career serving and protecting in England and Wales.

One way to enter the police service will be via a professional policing degree, like ours – which has been jointly developed with Cumbria Constabulary and the College of Policing.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You’ll learn all of the aspects of policing, including: operational policing, legislation and police powers and structured interviewing skills, that you’ll need for a future as a police officer.

But, everything you do will be with a view to successfully securing a job in a police force, so you’ll back the theory you learn with work-based sessions and with on-the-job experience.

- We are a Centre of Excellence for Policing Studies

- We are an approved pre-join provider by the College of Policing

- Opportunity for you to apply to be a special constable – giving you first-hand experience in modern policing and boosting your CV

- Tutors include former serving police officers with a wealth of experience in the service

- Our small class sizes mean we get to know you well and can give 1-1 workshops

- You get good placement and on-the-job training thanks to our excellent links with constabularies and organisations in the criminal justice system

- Serving police officers ensure everything we teach matches the ever-changing world of professional policing

- Guided by serving police officers seconded from Cumbria Constabulary

- Study in Carlisle – under 20 miles from the Lake District - now a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and Scotland

If you want to volunteer as a special constable, we’ll help you do that too and will be happy to support your application.

So, for a course that will bolster your chances of gaining the professional qualification required and boost your practical skill base to step into the world of policing, this is 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
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Lancaster

Tower Hamlets

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Law

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Legal associate professionals
17%
Secretarial and related occupations
6%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
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.

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