BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminal Investigation (L4M9)


Buckinghamshire New University

BSc (Hons) Police Studies with Criminal Investigation

Requirements / Wymagania

Matematyka minimum 50% lub  ... minimum 40%
J. angielski minimum 90% ustny i pisemny lub ... minimum 60%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS  opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 5.5 opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 5.5
Certyfikat językowy TOEFL opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 87(IBT zdawany przy komputerze)  -
Matura międzynarodowa IB min 32 punkty, matura w starym systemie min. 4, matura dwujęzyczna min.60% - -

Is this course for me?

Do you like to approach tasks with an open and critical mind? Enjoy problem solving and want to make a difference? This degree focuses on investigative practices in England and Wales, and highlights elements in international fields of policing and criminal investigation. We’ve designed this degree for people who want to take up a career in policing or within the wider criminal justice system.

What will this course cover?

Throughout this course you’ll scrutinise aspects of criminology, criminal justice and sociology. You’ll cover the intricacies of policing and take a historical perspective on the development of criminal investigation. As well as contemporary operational policing, you’ll examine key areas of criminal investigation, focusing on core themes such as the role of the investigator, forensic developments, the investigatory framework, human rights and ethics.

Through this carefully structured course you’ll be able to identify a historical chain of events including miscarriages of justice and the corruption that led to the ‘crisis in legitimacy’ back in the 1970s and 1980s. From here our programme will show you the substantial reforms since this time and focus on ‘proactive criminal investigation’ and review potential challenges for the future.


Why choose Buckinghamshire New University?

Building on our special relationship with Thames Valley Police, this course has been designed to turn you into a responsible, responsive and dedicated graduate ready for careers in a range of demanding fields of employment in the police and criminal justice system.

We’re fortunate to have a highly experienced campus team as well as strong links with the police force. Many members of staff have come to Bucks from senior professional posts, so you’ll benefit from their practical experience and first-hand knowledge.

Work in the police force

You’ll have the opportunity to volunteer with Thames Valley Police as a special constable or police community support officer. This is a pre-join requirement for many police forces throughout the UK.

Excellent facilities

Our Code of Practice Suite gives you a taste of the professional working environment. This includes a mock bedsit, custody desk and suspect interview room, as well as adjoining seminar rooms with live and recorded video feed.

These facilities enable you to observe and understand theory in practical scenarios played out in the Operational Policing module in the third year.


This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.

Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

  • Criminal Justice Process
  • Criminal Law and Justice
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Social Sciences and Policing Practice
  • Police Crime and the Media
  • Knowledge in Policing (optional)
  • Crime Prevention and Reduction (optional)
  • Criminal Investigation: Past to Present
  • Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity (optional)
  • Police Community Support Officer (optional)
  • Policing: Concepts, Theories and Practice (optional)
  • Research Methods
  • Special Constabulary (optional)
  • Forms of Crime
  • Criminal Investigation Systems
  • Criminal Investigation: Scope of the State
  • Operational Policing
  • Dissertation

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

  • Full-time Home and EU: £9,250 per year 


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