With effect from 2020, all new officers will need to be educated to degree level, in order to join the police force. This Policing degree is an employment-related qualification targeted at those seeking to establish a career in the police service.
The degree programme has been purposefully designed to give you both an academic and professional understanding of policing, serving as a comprehensive introduction to the policing industry.
In addition to proven, traditional methods, students also benefit from personal perspectives from people in the industry. Each year, several professional guests visit the students. Previous guests have included members from the Independent Police Complaints Commission, a former Police Sergeant for the West Midlands Police Force and a Mental Health Triage speaker. We also focus on current and future crime trends in addition to historic cases, so that you gain a rounded understanding of the policing industry.