Why study Professional Policing?
Police education is in the early stages of a national transformation, recognising the complex and challenging role of today’s police officers. This transformation aims to equip future employees with the skills they need for success in modern policing, including communication, digital fluency and critical thinking.
As an aspiring regional hub of police education, UWE Bristol are early adopters of this cultural change. Our pioneering policing degree is designed to address the changing needs of the sector and places a strong focus on improving equality, diversity and inclusivity in policing. Completing this degree will be your first step towards working for the police.
Why study at UWE Bristol?
Study a Professional Policing degree that’s at the forefront of the national transformation of recruitment and training in the policing sector. You’ll learn to apply an evidence-based approach to Professional Policing, supported by research-led teaching, bespoke facilities and specialist staff from practice.
You’ll also benefit from our strong professional connections with Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Take advantage of exciting opportunities to collaborate with police officers in practice and interact with local police forces through mentoring, shadowing and ride along activities. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the academic knowledge required to become a police officer.
Where can a Policing degree take me?
Aimed at those who aren’t already employed by a police force, this course is one of three routes to become a Police Constable. Our Professional Policing degree will prepare you to apply for a response officer role in any national force area.
We welcome applications from a range of prospective students, from school leavers interested in policing or criminology, to armed forces employees seeking a career change. We also encourage those looking to work in non-operational policing roles to apply.