BSc Policing and Criminology
This programme will provide an in depth knowledge of a wide range of aspects of policing combined with the study of Criminology where the student will look at crime, why people commit crime, what deters people from crime, policing of crime and the legal penal system.
This programme of study is designed to provide students who wish to go into the police force, with the necessary skills to enter the police service and is designed in anticipation of the proposed ‘Policing Degree’ currently being considered by the College of Policing which, if introduced will form an essential criteria for those wishing to apply for the post of Police Constable.
Additionally the qualification will provide students with the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) a level 3 qualification currently required by most UK police forces as an essential element for application.
Level 4 – Year 1
Behavioural dynamics leading self
The Public Services Environment
Social Theory, Policy and Practice
Level 5 – Year 2
Accountability within the Police
Contemporary Issues within the Police
Terrorism and Public Services Responses
Understanding, Crime, Justice and Punishment
Police, Policing and society
Level 6 – Year 3
Organisational Leadership within the Police: Theory into Practice
Management of Resources within the Police.
Social Inclusion, Victimisation and Welfare
Forensic Recovery & Examination
This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal justice system or those interested in working in the public sector for example the Police force.
The course has developed strong links with local organisations to allow for relevant and professional work experience. Giving our graduates the best possible springboard from the academic to the working world. Some of the volunteer work opportunities that have been developed will allow for students to play an integral part of a professional working environment and will give a clear and in-depth insight into the profession.
The course team operates an open door policy allowing for a friendly and open environment for students to learn and develop. There is a learning support team who run regular workshops and tutorials in basic and advanced skill development. The excellent levels of student care are reflected in the NSS results of the course and students feel valued and supported throughout their university career.
The course will be assessed by a mixture of written coursework and exams. Each module is worth 20 credits which would equal two assessments per module with the equivalent of a 2000 word assignment or an exam per 10 credits.
80 UCAS points
The course team has developed very close links with a number of professional organisations in both the public sector and legal services fields. This has allowed for close consultation on the development of course content and the availability of unique work experience opportunities.
For those students who wish to pursue a career in the Police force then the course works closely with South Wales Police and Dyfed Powys Police and has developed a volunteer work programme for the students to gain valuable experience and insight into the profession. The course includes the option of the Operational Policing which incorporates the Certificate of Knowledge of Policing (CKP). It has now become essential for several Police forces to have a CKP before applying. This will put the students in a more advantageous position to gain employment in their chosen profession. The course provides a good opportunity for students who would be interested in the Fast Track route into the Police.
The course works closely with other Public sector organisations, all of which have legal departments and the combination of both legal and public sector understanding and knowledge would be seen as a benefit to such a position.
The team has developed close relationships with local Law firms and developing work experience opportunities which would benefit the students if they chose to extend into further legal study.