BA (Hons) Policing and Investigations

Why choose this course?

Want to learn more about how policing and investigations work? This distinctive new degree is a combination of the theory, policy and practice of policing and investigations, criminology and criminal justice, equipping you with the advanced skills to pursue a career in the broader criminal justice system.

  • College of Policing accredited providerWe're all about employability - gain vital investigative work experience as part of your degree through our links with employers such as NEXT PLC, Derbyshire Constabulary and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
  • Our teaching team are former police officers, police detectives and criminal investigators, providing you with a unique insight into real world policing and investigations
  • Explore contemporary policing and the criminal investigation process, underpinned by relevant academic theories in criminology, forensics and sociology 
  • Gain an additional qualification alongside your degree: The University of Derby is recognised by the College of Policing as an "Approved Provider" of the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP). This qualification is required by a number of Police Services as a pre entry requirement before acceptance to that force
  • During your studies you have the opportunity to become a Police Support Volunteer or a Special Constable if you wish to pursue a career as a Police Office after graduating
  • Harness our excellent learning facilities - from a crime scene house to courtrooms - to hone your investigative skills and enhance your professional experience
  • Prepare for a career not just in policing but also in broader areas such as civilian investigation, crime reduction, probation and security
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