Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

Why choose this course?

As police forces in England and Wales aim to adapt to meet the demands of the 21st century, discover an in-depth degree developed in partnership with various police forces in the UK.

This course will:

  • Combine scenario-based learning based upon simulated policing encounters, together with lectures and seminars taught by experienced academic staff and retired experienced police officers.
  • Offers opportunities for students to develop their academic knowledge and skills in policing.

You will:

  • Develop knowledge of the broader criminal justice system.
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in dealing effectively and sensitively with members of the public.
  • On completion of the course, have the necessary legal and policing knowledge and key transferable skills to meet the operational requirements of the police service.

Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements are:

  1. 80-112 UCAS points or equivalent e.g. Pass in an Access to Higher Education programme with 15 level 2 credits, 45 level 3 credits to be graded following the rules of a combination as follows: 6 Distinctions, 33 merits, 6 passes
  2. The applicant must demonstrate in their UCAS personal statement a readiness to engage in Higher Education and the motivation, in particular, to undertake a BA (Hons) Professional Policing degree.

Career Prospects

  • he programme is specifically designed to cater for those who wish to become serving police officers. Whilst successful completion of the programme does not guarantee appointments as a Regular Constable, it enables students to make a credible application for such posts as they arise. This is because successful completion of the programme should offer standing against the training requirements set by individual forces/services during probationary periods of employment.
  • For those who do not want to become a Warranted police officer, but still wish to work within policing, this programme will provide a strong academic qualification to support such a career choice.

Course Details

Key course features

  • Equips you with the knowledge and understanding, skills and tools that are highly relevant to employment as a Police Constable and in other policing roles.
  • Taught by research-active academics and practitioners with a background in police and policing.
  • Youwill build strong and sustainable networks and links with public service and third sector organisations involved in policing for both professional and personal development and advancement.
  • An interactive blended approach to teaching.
  • Proud to work with North Wales Police, Dyfed-Powys Police, West Mercia Police, Thames Valley Police and the City of London Police.
  • Develops knowledge relating to the professional performance of the police constable role, permitting learners who are subsequently recruited to the police service to pursue a career as a Police Constable or Police Staff.


Study Skills in Higher Education
Understanding the Police Constable Role
Valuing Difference and Maintaining Professional Standards
Decision Making and Discretion
Criminal Justice


Information and Intelligence
Evidence-Based Policing and Problem Solving
Policing the Roads
Digital Policing and Counter-Terrorism
Research Methods and Skills
Response Policing


Police Investigation
Vulnerability and Risk
Public Protection
Policing Contemporary Communities
Research Project

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