A career in policing demands skill, responsibility, leadership and initiative, together with a genuine desire to make a difference to society. Featuring two distinctive routes – one of which includes experience as a Special Constable – the Professional Policing (Hons) BA at University of Derby equips you to meet that challenge.
Taking an innovative and flexible approach, the BA (Hons) Professional Policing provides the ideal preparation for one of the most challenging professions of all.
It offers two distinctive routes: one with Special Constable training and one without. Whichever pathway you choose, you will graduate with the same highly regarded and valuable qualification which will stand you in good stead for a policing career.
Throughout your studies, you will be encouraged to explore policing issues critically. You will address themes such as ethics and policing, equality and diversity, and legitimacy and discretion. You will also consider the broader implications of police action – or lack of police action – for a wide range of communities and individuals.
Because it is designed in close partnership with constabularies, this course is aimed mainly at ambitious individuals who want to pursue a career in policing. It paves the way for you to join a hugely rewarding profession which brings new challenges every day, demanding high levels of responsibility, dedication and integrity.
Although the BA (Hons) Professional Policing qualification will not guarantee you a position within the police service, it will set you apart as an attractive candidate to secure a role.
The skills you develop on the course could also prove invaluable for a career within the broader criminal justice system. You could, for instance, consider roles in areas such as civilian investigation, crime reduction partnerships, probation, security and loss prevention.
You need the following IELTS score:
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