Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Professional Policing (Accelerated)

2 years
21,100 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / United Kingdom
ULaw - The University of Law

Program description

Our two-year Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Professional Policing covers the same ground as our three-year Bachelor of Science in Professional Policing. It's made for people who want to be hired quickly but need to put in more time studying each week. If you don't already have a bachelor's degree, this program will get you into the police force as quickly as possible while still meeting the standards set by the College of Policing's National Curriculum. The University of Law offers a Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing that has been approved by the College of Policing and can be your first step toward becoming a Police Constable.

The Placement Year is an optional component of our undergraduate degree programs. A Placement Year allows you to get valuable work experience, hone your leadership skills, and make a strong first impression in the corporate world under the guidance of our faculty.

You can study a Foundation Year before your Bachelor course. This first year develops degree-level study skills. Six courses will lead to any of our three-year degrees.

Program structure

1st year

  • Foundation for Operational Policing Skills: Decision Making, Discretion and Problem Solving
  • Introduction to Criminology, Crime Prevention and Key Psychological Concepts
  • The Criminal Justice System, Key Legislation, Offences and Civil Matters
  • Understanding the Police Constable Role and Professional Standards
  • Community Policing, Antisocial Behaviour and Introduction to Road Policing
  • Core Principles of Evidence Based Policing, Information and Intelligence
  • Introduction to Vulnerability and Risk

Choose one:

  • Cybercrime
  • Forensic and Criminal Psychology
  • Youth and Crime
  • Zemiology (Social Harms)


  • Response Policing and Police Investigation

2nd year

  • Custody, Interview and Criminal Justice
  • Information, Intelligence and Digital Policing
  • Public Protection: Understanding Abuse and Impact
  • Responding to Major and Critical Incidents
  • Counter-Terrorism and Advanced Road Policing
  • Investigating Serious Crime, Understanding Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime
  • Supporting Those at Risk of Harm and Victims of Internet Facilitated Crimes
  • Research Methods and Dissertation


  • Complete Dissertation


Tuition fees for international students per year:

  • 21,100 GBP (London)
  • 19,400 GBP (Non-London)

Requirements for applicants

UK Entry Requirements

  • A Level: ABB
  • UCAS Tariff Points*: 128
  • GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

*From three A Levels or equivalent.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English

  • IELTS score required: 7.0 overall (at least 6.5 in each component)
  • The University of Law English Test (ULET)*: 7.0 overall (at least 6.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL iBT (not ‘MyBest Scores’): 94 (Listening 23, Speaking 22, Reading 23, Writing 26)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 76 overall (at least 72 in each component)
  • LanguageCert ESOL (both papers must be sat within 3 months): C1 Written paper: overall 101 (min 25 in R/L/W); C1 Spoken paper: min 25/50
  • Trinity ISE : ISE III: Pass in all four components
  • Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE (First, Advanced, Proficiency): 185 overall (at least 176 in each component)
  • Cambridge IGCSE syllabus 0500, 0510, 0511, 0522, 0900, 0991:1st Language: B; 2nd Language: A
  • International Baccalaureate : 4
  • Functional Skills: Pass
  • Trinity ESOL for Life Skills: Pass

*The University of Law English Test (ULET) was developed to evaluate your level of English for undergraduate or graduate education. Our University will consider it as evidence of your proficiency in English. Additionally, it complies with the conditions for a UK visa for immigration (UKVI).

About the university

The University of Law is the largest law school in the United Kingdom and was formed in 1962 as The College of Law of England and Wales. It offers law degrees, specialized legal training, and continuing professional development courses for British barristers and lawyers. Its beginnings can be found around 1876.

Prior to receiving university status in 2012, the College of Law's educational and training business was divided off and incorporated as a private limited company. The College of Law had been established by royal charter as a charity in 1975. The College of Law Limited and The University of Law Limited were created from this. The college was given the authority to offer degrees in 2006. When it was given university status in 2012, it changed its name to The University of Law (ULaw) and became the first for-profit educational institution in the UK.

The university has nine campuses in the UK, located in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, and Sheffield, in addition to an overseas campus in Hong Kong.

All of our courses, from our undergraduate law degrees to our varied range of business courses and postgraduate programmes, are created using a special, varied, and innovative learning approach that has been shown to produce independent professionals capable of competing in the quickly changing professional world. Our courses are created to prepare you for the real-life difficulties of the working world with a focus on developing abilities in problem-solving, evaluating arguments, critical thinking, and commercial awareness.

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