BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation with Foundation Year
The BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation with Foundation Year is a 4-year degree aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in policing or in the wider criminal investigative and security sector. The first year is a Foundation year, which focuses on developing an understanding of the legal sector and the key skills required to undertake the BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation degree. The subsequent three years then follow the 3 year BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation course. Moving forward, following a Government decision, from 2020, aspiring police officers in England and Wales must undergo more in-depth training and have a degree-level qualification. ULaw is currently in the process of developing a pre-join Degree and this may lead to changes to the current programme.
Applicants who possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4, will receive an offer following a successful interview with an academic as part of the admissions process which will take place either face-to-face or via phone/skype. A non-standard application route is also available. Any applicant with no or limited formal qualifications will be invited in-centre to complete an in-house numeracy and literacy test (for those without GCSE English Language at grade C/4), as well as a formal face-to-face interview. They will also need to provide 2 years of appropriate work experience evidenced in a full CV and one reference. Students under the age of 18, but no younger than 17, are able to apply for our Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester campuses only.
International: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
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