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BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminal Investigation (Foundation Entry available) (subject to validation)

Degree • Level 6

BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminal Investigation (Foundation Entry available) (subject to validation)

Degree • Level 6

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5756

UCAS CodeHW25

Study ModeFull Time.

Duration3 years

Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

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About the course

During your studies you will learn about contemporary policing and criminal justice processes, with a particular focus on criminal investigation in England and Wales. You will learn about operational policing along with a wide range of areas such as the police use of firearms, the demands placed upon policing, miscarriages of justice and major crime investigations. You will gain exposure to some of the real challenges facing policing today, exploring current reforms and what they mean, and looking at the importance of accountability, citizenship and ethics. You will leave the course with a solid base of knowledge of policing and criminal justice, drawing on aspects of criminology, criminal justice and sociology. You will have an understanding of key areas of contemporary operational policing and criminal investigation, including the role of the investigator, forensic developments, the investigatory framework, historic case reviews, human rights and ethics. As an undergraduate student you will develop strong critical thinking, analysis and communication skills and gain an insight into different areas and roles within the criminal justice system, so you can see where your interests lie. The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2019/20 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation Year for this course in 2019/20 is £6000.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5756

UCAS CodeHW25

Study ModeFull Time.

Duration3 years

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Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

Start Date/s

06/09/2021, 06/09/2021

University Cost Description

Years 1, 2 and 3 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation year for this course in 2020/21 is £6000.

Entry requirements

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. Every application is considered on an individual basis. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.

Modules

Modules include; Year 0- Inquiry Based Learning, Preparing for Success: knowledge & Creativity, Student Development & Responsibility and Ways of Learning about the Social World. Year 1- Police Crime and the Media; Introduction to Policing; Social Sciences and Policing Practice; Introduction to Cyber Crime; Criminal Law and Justice. Year 2- Criminal Investigation: Past to Present; Research Methods; Forms of Crime; Knowledge in Policing in context; Policing; Concepts, Theories and Practice; Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity. Year 3; Criminal Investigation Systems; Criminal Investigation: Scope of the State; Operational Policing; Dissertation.

Assessment

Police Studies and Criminal Investigation tutors promote the transfer of learning between academic theory and work based learning. Teaching and learning methods are varied including individual study, lectures, group activities, speakers and on line learning. Work-based learning is encouraged, and real life examples are integral to the course aims, enabling the evaluation of skills and knowledge in practice. Assessment methods are varied and include exams, presentations, essays, interviews and case studies.

Careers & Progression

Policing is changing rapidly, and many new police officer and non-police officer opportunities are opening up, which this degree allows you to explore and prepare for. Graduates of this course will be qualified to work in large number of roles in the criminal justice system. This includes roles in the police service, the prison service, the probation service, youth offending teams, drug action teams, community partnerships, the Home Office and crime analysis. You could go on to postgraduate studies in policing, criminology, or other related subjects.

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