94% OF OUR BSC (HONS) POLICE SCIENCES GRADUATES ARE IN EMPLOYMENT OR FURTHER STUDY SIX MONTHS AFTER GRADUATING
GRADUATE DESTINATION SURVEY 2016
Taught by former police staff and internationally renowned academics, this highly respected Police Sciences degree – taught here for more than 15 years – will prepare you for the challenges of modern policing and related professions, such as the UK Border Agency, security organisations (MI5/MI6), the National Crime Agency, HM Revenue and Customs, the military police, and private organisations that provide a policing function.
You will gain a detailed understanding of policing as you learn what it takes to be an eﬃcient police oﬃcer who is ready for the challenges of the 21st century. From cybercrime and digital forensics to community safety and protecting the vulnerable in society, your learning experiences will make use of the latest technology.
We are one of the few universities in the world and the only university in Wales to have a Hydra Simulation Centre, which is used to train police ofﬁcers at all levels – from Constable to Chief Constable. This means that our students use exactly the same system that the police use to train their staff to be better ofﬁcers.
We devised our Police Sciences course by consulting with the police service and the College of Policing, so what you learn is relevant and meets specific requirements set by police forces
The Police Sciences degree is designed to develop your personal skills, as well as impart academic knowledge and practical applications of criminal law, scenes of crime, criminology, police management, operational planning and the latest aspects of criminal investigation. Operational policing is the “why and how” of police practice and management. You will gain management skills that are required at all levels, from planning minor and major operations through to budgeting. You also will be introduced to legislation to prepare you for your progression to the police service. You’ll also develop knowledge and practical applications of criminal law, scenes of crime, criminology, police management, and the latest aspects of criminal investigation.
Community Safety and criminology examine many areas surrounding policing, including the causes and prevention of crime, policing styles and community involvement. The preservation of the crime scene is a vital skill for police officers, so you will gain key forensic science skills in our new laboratories and practical sessions. Personal development will give you key skills for file preparation, conflict management and interview, plus some knowledge of first aid.
Foundation Year: Police Sciences Degree
- Science for Law Enforcement Officers – 20 credits
- Introduction to Critical Analysis in Police Sciences – 20 credits
- Careers in the Police Service – 20 credits
- Foundation Performance and Development – 20 credits
- Police Law and Crime Investigation – 20 credits
- Digital Literacy and Numeracy in Policing – 20 credits
As part of this foundation policing course we will teach you to become an independent thinker and to develop your skills to match those required for a career in the Police Service. Your study across a range of modules such as crime investigation, critical analysis of policing, criminal justice processes and practical skills for police officers will give you a solid foundation to progress on to our BSc (Hons) Police Sciences.
Year One: Police Sciences Degree
- Practical Forensics for Policing
- Police Duties and Law 1
- Performance and Development 1
- Performance and Development 1
- Community Safety
- Digital Policing and Security
- Protecting Vulnerable People (PVP)
Year Two: Police Sciences Degree
- Management Skills for Police Officers
- Police Duties and Law II Running
- Performance and Development II
- Research in Policing and Security
- Digital Forensic Investigation
- Professional Practice and Employability
Year Three: Police Sciences Degree
- Research Project
- Digital Policing and Security Management
- Police Duties and Law III
- Performance and Development III
- Strategic Engagement and External Communications in Policing