Policing undergraduate courses

A career in policing demands, skill, responsibility, leadership and initiative, together with a genuine desire to make a difference to society. We’ll take your passion and help you match it with the skills to succeed.

Within our Policing courses, we offer a range of courses which will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career within the criminal justice field.

Our BA (Hons) Professional Policing course develops both the practical and theoretical knowledge needed to become an effective police officer. This course is designed in close partnership with local constabularies, giving you a head start for a future career in the force.

Our BA (Hons) Policing and Investigations course delivers an advanced understanding of criminal, civilian and corporate investigative processes which is combined with unique opportunities to gain vital investigative work experience.


We have strong links with Nottinghamshire Police, Derbyshire Constabulary and British Transport Police, meaning you have a wide range of experience and opportunity available at your fingertips.

We also have strong international connections with forces in the US and Netherlands offering you the opportunity to gain global perspectives in your subject to how policing is viewed and implemented.

Teaching team

You can be confident in our quality of teaching as we have one of the largest teams of academics in UK that are serving training officers, ex-serving officers, members of professional crime bodies and world renowned researchers within the field. This means you will receive the highest quality of both practical and theoretical teaching on your course.

Professional experience

We have a world-class reputation for police education and research, and are the East Midlands teaching leadership centre to serving officers across the midlands


Study at One Friar Gate Square, our dedicated centre for the study of law, criminology and policing. You will be able to build your practical experience in our specialist facilities which include a replica crown court, student legal advice centre and interview rooms.

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