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International/EU: £12,995 per year
- Understand the legal and professional responsibilities of policing.
- Learn to engage in lawful, safe and effective front-line policing in specific professional areas.
- Study ethical approaches and how to maintain the highest professional standards.
- Develop knowledge of criminological theory and practice.
- Evaluate evidence-based initiatives in the context of preventative policing and problem solving.
On this course, you’ll prepare for the fast-moving world of policing. Following a specially developed curriculum licensed by the College of Policing, you will study a wide range of theoretical and legislative subjects that will develop you into an excellent applicant for a career in Policing.
How you learn
This course creates a supportive environment for students — one in which you can challenge, and be challenged on, perspectives and decisions.
The course team use a variety of formative and summative assessments, designed to support the development of your knowledge and understanding. Particular emphasis is placed on progressive, reflective learning.
The development of the core skills enables you to reflect on work-based or simulated activity and their own career and academic development.
You learn through
- online lectures
- seminars and workshops on campus
- online support through the University's virtual learning environment
- teaching input from policing experts
- peer support
- guided reading
- student presentations
- individual student reflection on learning
Course leaders and tutors
Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside policing professionals. You will also be encouraged to seek work-based opportunities through membership of the special constabulary, as well as other volunteer opportunities. You also will have opportunities to visit international policing agencies.
We have a good relationship with local criminal justice stakeholders including the police, who support learning and knowledge generation in Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region as well as nationally and internationally through our professional networks. These professional links will enable us to provide opportunities for you to undertake a range of live research projects.
You will have the opportunity to network with professionals through seminars, internal/external speaker programmes and guest lectures. This includes opportunities to work with The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice on local, national and international events and activities
You will be offered the opportunity to engage with a range of award-based competitions such as The Hallam Award.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career in
- policing as an officer or staff member
- work across the policing ‘family’
- criminology and law-related careers
- further studies and academia
Completion of this degree does not guarantee employment as a police officer or police staff.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work in
- specialist facilities including investigative interview labs
- our Moot Court, for simulated court experiences
This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (may include up to two AS Levels, EPQ and general studies). You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.
- English Language grade C or above.
- Mathematics grade C or above.
Access: at least 45 credits at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.
For students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 is required in reading and writing with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. This must show that the applicant would benefit from, and has the potential to, complete the course successfully. Decisions regarding non-standard entrants will be considered on an individual basis by the Programme Leader. Applications are welcomed from people of any age. We also accept applicants who may have prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit (APCL/APEL) although with regard to the PJD this is likely to be limited in nature.
It is important to emphasise that completion of this degree does not guarantee employment as a police officer or police staff.
Every police force in England and Wales sets its own recruitment process and selection policy, and entry requirements vary from force to force. Candidates are advised to check their eligibility against the force website, this may assist in deciding whether to undertake the pre-join Degree course and/or pursue a career in policing.
The recruitment process to study for the pre-join Degree is separate to the recruitment process for joining a force.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Academic And Professional Skills Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Counter Terrorism And Digital Policing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Evidence Based Policing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Core Policing Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Criminology And Criminal Justice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Managing Risk||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applying Evidence Based Policing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Developing Core Policing Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Enhancing Academic And Professional Standards In Policing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Experiencing Criminology And Criminal Justice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Policing In The 21St Century||Credits: 20||
|Module: Risk And Society||Credits: 20||
|Module: Advancing Policing Practice||Credits: 20|
|Module: Evidence Based Policing Research Project||Credits: 40|
|Module: Policing And Crime Reduction||Credits: 20|
|Module: Professional Standards Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applied Investigative Interviewing Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applied Investigative Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Contemporary Policing Landscapes||Credits: 20|
|Module: Digital Worlds Of Crime||Credits: 20|
|Module: Human Rights And Policing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Rehabilitation And Punishment||Credits: 20|
|Module: Serious And Organised Crime||Credits: 20|
|Module: Sex, Violence And Extremism||Credits: 20|
|Module: Simulating Justice Practice||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £8,750 per year.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22is £12,995 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Criminology courses (PDF)
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