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BSc (Hons) Professional Policing with Foundation Year

ULaw offers access to the BSc Professional Policing through a four year course including a foundation year, which is aimed at developing the skills required to enable students to study on any of our Undergraduate programmes with confidence.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: September 2023
Tuition Fee:

UK – £9,250 per annum / International – £16,700 per annum (London), £15,900 (non-London)

Fees are locked for future study years i.e. the student will pay the same price each year.

Location: Birmingham, Leeds, London Bloomsbury

The foundation year is therefore not specific to the policing degree but provides an alternative entry-route onto the Policing degree and serves as an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning as well as skills needed to participate in levels 4, 5 and 6.

The degree in Professional Policing will provide students with a professional knowledge of the ethics, skills and attitudes that are critical to 21st century policing. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition and student will be taught by a team of experts from a variety of backgrounds to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the domestic legal system, and provide the foundations of legal, psycho-social and criminological knowledge with regard to areas encountered in policing and investigative practice.

The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year. The students study six modules per year. In the second year there is a choice of optional modules. Students will be provided with key transferable skills relating to analysis, communication, decision-making, autonomy and team-work.

The University of Law is licensed by the College of Policing to offer the Pre-join Degree in Professional Policing; a qualification recognised by police services that is achieved prior to recruitment. The Degree in Professional Policing has been designed to meet the requirements of the College of Policing National Curriculum for the role of a Police Constable under the National Policing Education Qualifications Framework.

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“I prefer online learning because I can fit it around my various jobs, busy social life, and I can work from wherever I am. I spend time abroad during the year, so the online option is ideal.”

Vanesa Serafini // ULaw online LLM (Conflict Resolution) student


Applicants are required to possess 48 UCAS Points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications, plus GCSE English Language at Grade C/4.

Students who will be under the age of 18 but no younger than 17 at the commencement of the course are permitted.

A non-standard application route is also available.

Route A 
Please note this route is only available for applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa to study with the University:

Applicants who do not possess 48 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A Levels or equivalent but can demonstrate a minimum of 2 years professional work experience evidencing management of people and/or processes and provide a professional reference will be considered. All applicants must successfully pass a formal interview. Any applicant without GCSE English language at grade C/4 will be invited to complete The University of Law English Test (ULET).