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University of Portsmouth

Policing and Investigation (Distance Learning)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

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

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About this course


Course option

4.5years

Distance learning (part-time) | 2019

Subject

Criminology

**Overview**
Ready to join the frontline of policing and investigation? Fast-track your career with a professional qualification that gives you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to get ahead.

This BSc (Hons) Policing and Investigation degree course is a part-time, distance learning course. You’ll explore the challenges and issues confronting the policing and investigation sector, and develop your critical and analytical skills.

By completing this course, you'll boost your career and promotions prospects and be able to work in many areas of policing and investigation.

**What you'll experience**
On this Policing and Investigation course you’ll:
- Develop academic and professional expertise in policing and criminal investigation

- Be taught by leading academics from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

- Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials

- Join virtual study days with live seminars, interviews and question and answer sessions

- Have optional opportunities to attend the University

- Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus

- Tailor your studies, by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions

- Have the chance to complete the course more quickly if you have relevant prior learning or work experience

**Careers and opportunities**
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you prepare for a promotion or find a job that puts your skills to work in the field.

What can you do with a Policing and Investigation (Distance Learning) degree?
You’ll be ready to take on roles in areas such as:

- the police

- the civil service

- local government

What jobs can you do with a Policing and Investigation (Distance Learning) degree?
Graduates have also pursued roles in public and private sector organisations in roles such as:

- criminal investigator

- police staff

- analyst and researcher

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

"In a rapidly changing and evolving world with increasing demands upon the police, this course draws on very relevant and applied issues, and has helped me develop as a professional." – Eirikur Valberg, BSc Hons Policing and Investigation student

Assessment methods

This course is delivered by supported distance learning. You will receive high-quality course materials via Moodle, our online learning environment, and begin your studies with ‘Studying Criminology’, a unit that addresses many of the things you will be anxious about, such as how to write and structure an academic essay, where and how to undertake research. You will not be alone, as Moodle enables you to chat with fellow students in the same position as yourself, to discuss and present your work, and to keep in contact with tutors.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£3,080
per year
England
£3,080
per year
EU
£3,080
per year
International
£3,080
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,080
per year
Scotland
£3,080
per year
Wales
£3,080
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

86%
high
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

87%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
78%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Protective service occupations
9%
Business, finance and related 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.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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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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