University of West London

Course Introduction

This knowledge-based degree enables you to demonstrate breadth and depth in policing theory, policy and contexts, and equips with transferable professional skills that are relevant to policing and a range of other professions. Currently, this is the only degree in the country closely mapped to the Policing Education Qualification Framework (PEQF) to cover all key areas of modern policing.


The degree offers academic theories and work-based practice opportunities that will provide you with knowledge and skills relevant to policing or related professions. You will develop critical thinking skills and explore evidence-based theories of policing in a number of different learning environments including practical attachments in a policing context. With a focus on contemporary policing, this degree is suitable for serving or retired officers, as well as those considering a career in police related areas. You will learn and be taught by specialist and experienced lecturers from the profession who will provide guidance and practical expertise to enable you to develop critical approaches to understanding and transferable knowledge and skills.

The course will explore the following key areas of policing:

• Response Policing

• Policing Communities

• Policing the Roads

• Information and Intelligence

• Conducting Investigations

• Counter-terrorism

• Digital Policing

UWL has developed a partnership with developed with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to provide you with access to a variety of work experience opportunities and supplementary materials to support learning. You will be able to develop additional work-based skills to enhance opportunities to gain employment, training or further qualifications after graduation in policing or other related sectors.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £12,500 Overseas Fees