London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Policing in the UK is undergoing some of the most radical changes since Sir Robert Peel first launched the Metropolitan Police in 1829. The challenges that the modern day policing practitioner face are often high risk and fast moving in a context of increasing and accountability. There is now a strong professional commitment at a senior level, which openly encourages policing practitioners, both serving and potential, to develop to degree level. This programme aims to provide you with a thorough grounding and understanding of the role of the modern police service and is designed to equip you with both a practical and strategic insight into the demanding and complex landscape that policing now operates in. Building upon both practical and theoretical insights, the course will develop you across a wide range policing contexts, encourage critical and analytical thinking whilst preparing and developing you for a role in 21st century policing. You'll be taught by research active academics and police practitioners with a wealth of operational experience. This includes serving and ex'officers from a variety of ranks from police constable to commander. Based in London, students will be encouraged as part of their studies to take up pre'existing links with the Metropolitan Police Service, British Transport Police and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • Course specific
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)