BA (Hons) Policing

  • Studying Abroad Option Available
  • Sandwich Year Option Available
  • International Students Can Apply
  • Work Placement Opportunity

Overview

UCAS Code:P346
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time, 5 Years Part-Time
Start Dates:September 2019, September 2020
Department:Department of Law and Criminology
Location:Edge Hill University
Clearing & Adjustment:Places Available
  • Learn from expert tutors who are specialists in policing, criminology and law;
  • Gain a critical understanding of policing and its social, economic and political contexts;
  • Develop the knowledge and practical skills required for a career in policing and related professions such as the private security industry and the Prison Service.

This degree will provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and practical skills of policing with a mix of academic study and skills training for the broad contemporary policing workforce, enabling you to become a professional and reflective practitioner. The programme draws on the academic disciplines of criminology and law with optional curriculum inputs from psychology, social sciences, computing and management. Core modules focus on key policing professional values and operational competences. You will have the opportunity to engage in a critical exploration of contemporary policing and security as you develop the skills needed for professional practice.

Please note, while this programme provides ideal preparation for the degree-holder entry route to the police (for which further study will be required), it is not a Pre-Join course. If you wish to study a Pre-Join degree licensed by the College of Policing and gain a critical understanding of all aspects of policing, you should consider our BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree.

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In Depth

What will I study?

Year 1 has been designed to give you a solid and comprehensive foundation in policing knowledge and skills, as well as providing a grounding in the histories of crime, policing and punishment, and an exploration of criminological theory and the English legal system.

Year 2 enables you to consolidate the study of the core foundational subjects of policing. You will learn how to undertake criminological research, explore criminal law in England and Wales, examine the extent and nature of police power and consider the social, legal and media contexts to the investigative work of the police. Optional modules provide the opportunity to examine areas such as race as a source of social division, the representation of crime in the media, as well as the concept and forms of violence. You also have the option to complete a work placement.

The emphasis in Year 3 is on exploration and specialisation. You will examine the culture of professionalism in the police, develop a critical understanding of issues surrounding ethics and integrity in policing, and conduct a piece of academic research. A wide choice of optional modules enable you to pursue specific areas of interest and place your knowledge and understanding of policing in its legal and criminological contexts.

How will I study?

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, in addition to individual and group work.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment methods used on this programme include essays, formal examinations, report writing, scenario-based demonstrations and oral presentations.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by a highly-committed team of research-active, expert tutors who are specialists in criminology, policing and law.

A Great Study Environment

Policing students practice their interview technique in the EHU Police Training and Simulation Facility.The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Law and Criminology and the Department of Psychology.

The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. Elsewhere on campus, there is a mooting room (a mock courtroom) where Law and Policing students can train and practice their advocacy skills and cross-examination techniques, as well as preparing for giving evidence in court.

New for 2019 is the EHU Police Training and Simulation Facility, part of which is furbished as a police station, that will be used to simulate a wide range of crime scenes. This will enable Law and Policing students to work together in areas such as gathering and analysing evidence, including forensic evidence at crime scenes, as well as practicing interview techniques used by the police through role play, while also ensuring that the rights of suspects are upheld.

You are encouraged to join the student-led Policing Society which offers a range of activities to enhance your professional development, from workshops to educational visits, mentoring opportunities, a debating society and social events.

Modules

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Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)

CRI1123Histories of Crime, Policing and Punishment (20 credits)

Histories of Crime, Policing and Punishment will immerse you in the historical understandings of crime and the historical developments in crime, policing and punishment. The module is based on UK experiences, although international comparisons will be made where relevant. Sound criminological analyses require an awareness of historical contexts to a range of current issues. This module provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of key historical themes and moments in the developing conceptualisations of crime, deviance and disorder, and social responses to them. You will be encouraged to identify and discuss continuities and changes in these developments. The module will also examine the significance of changing relations of class, gender, ‘race’ and age in underpinning responses to crime, deviance and disorder.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 100%.

CRI1124Introduction to Criminological Theory (20 credits)

Introduction to Criminological Theory introduces you to key theoretical perspectives relevant to the study of crime and social justice. The module will use contemporary case studies in crime, deviance and conflict to evaluate the main theoretical traditions and recent critiques within criminology, providing a foundation in critical analysis. In particular, the module will emphasise the political underpinnings to theoretical perspectives and will encourage you to recognise the need to locate theories of crime and deviance in their structural contexts.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

LAW1001Legal Methods and Systems (20 credits)

Legal Methods and Systems examines the sources of English law, and explains the processes and the role and functions of the institutions and personnel involved in the English legal system. The module provides a foundation of legal knowledge, and introduces you to legal reasoning, legal analysis and legal study skills which you can apply in your subsequent legal study.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

PLN1000Introduction to Law and Policing (20 credits)

Introduction to Law and Policing enables you to gain knowledge and practical understanding of important issues relating to law and policing on this module. In particular, you will learn the legal and police service requirements for providing support to victims and witnesses. You will also consider initial response and information gathering as well as investigations. As a public-facing organisation, an important aspect of policing considered in this module is conflict management.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 34%, Practical(s): 66%.

PLN1001Core Policing Skills (20 credits)

Core Policing Skills enables you to gain knowledge and practical understanding of core policing skills on this module. In particular, you will learn the practical requirements and skills needed for interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; arresting, detaining and reporting individuals; and searching individuals, vehicles, premises and open spaces. The scheduled contact hours are greater than other modules due to the requirements of the College of Policing.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 34%, Practical(s): 66%.

You will select one of the following modules:

LAW1004Public Law 2 (20 credits)

Public Law 2 introduces you to administrative law as it operates in the UK. It examines the operation of judicial review and the ways in which judicial review attempts to realise and comply with the principles of the rule of law and separation of powers. The module also examines the rights protected by the European Convention on Human Rights and how these rights are given effect in the UK via the Human Rights Act 1998.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

LAW1005Law of Torts (20 credits)

Law of Torts introduces you to the law of civil liabilities, examining the objectives of the system as well as the main areas such as negligence, trespass, occupiers’ and employers’ liability, vicarious liability, defamation and privacy. The subject is largely based on case law.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of one of the optional modules above.

Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

CRI2222Doing Criminological Research (20 credits)

Doing Criminological Research provides a thorough grounding in understanding and undertaking criminological research. The module explores the development of criminological research and explores different qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. You will consider the theoretical context of approaches such as positivism and interpretivism and gain the skills necessary to evaluate criminological research (particularly in terms of research ethics and politics). On successful completion of the module, you will be fully prepared for engaging in the research process and be required to produce a research proposal.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

LAW2002Criminal Law (20 credits)

Criminal Law explores the substantive criminal law in England and Wales. The module combines the basic notions and framework of criminal liability with a detailed consideration of a range of specific criminal offences.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

PLN2000Policing and Police Powers (20 credits)

Policing and Police Powers are central concerns for the sort of society in which we want to live. This module explores the extent and nature of police powers. The role and function of the police are considered, in particular the police’s order maintenance, crime control and social service functions. Contemporary policing has to compete with a range of private and other state security providers. This pluralisation of policing will be examined as well as the role of volunteers in the police service. Other functions of the police are considered and critiqued, including the role of community policing.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

PLN2001Criminal Investigation (20 credits)

Criminal Investigation considers the social, legal and media contexts to the investigative work of the police. Despite being the focus for many best-selling authors, the topic of criminal investigation is not one that is widely studied or researched. This module addresses this by recognising the importance of detective and investigative work to policing. You will gain a critical understanding of relevant concepts and theories relating to the field of investigation. The module will also cover areas of forensics, surveillance, profiling and interviewing. You will be encouraged to question the practices and ethics of investigative work and review examples of miscarriages of justice.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

You will select two of the following modules:

CRI2023'Race', Crime and Criminology (20 credits)

‘Race’, Crime and Criminology explores how ideas about ‘race’ help to shape and determine social, judicial and political responses to perpetrators and victims of crime. The module explores the role of race as a major source of social division and aims to show the significance of racism to the reproduction of structural inequalities. You will gain knowledge about patterns of continuity and change in racism and an awareness of the relationship between ethnic and cultural diversity and social and criminal injustice.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

CRI2024Crime, Media and Criminology (20 credits)

Crime, Media and Criminology investigates how the news media plays a primary role in the  construction of social problems, crime, deviance  and, to an extent, reality. The relationship between crime, media and criminology is long established, so this module critically explores the representation of ‘crime’ and criminal activity within various types of media forms incorporating traditional print, online news domains and social media forums. Developing a critical theoretical framework, the module will enable you to examine the criminological and wider societal significance of the production and reproduction of dominant images and discourses around ‘crime’, criminalisation and the construction of victims, perpetrators  and events.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

CRI2224Violence and Society (20 credits)

Violence and Society explores the concept of violence and the various forms it can take, ranging from intrapersonal violence (e.g. self-harm) to interpersonal violence, institutional and state violence, and violence on a global scale. You will be encouraged to look beyond established understandings of what constitutes a violent act to explore more abstract forms of violence such as harm, denial of rights, and poverty. Criminological theory will form the basis of considerations of aspects of violence. The structural relations of class (production), ‘race’ (neo-colonialism) and gender/sexuality (reproduction) will be highlighted as the determining contexts in which such violence occurs and is legitimated. Power, dominance, legitimacy and hegemony will be the key themes of the module.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 100%.

PLN2002Policing Work Experience (20 credits)

Policing Work Experience is designed to enhance your employability skills and career prospects by requiring you to engage in part-time or voluntary work in a policing related field, as appropriate. You will be expected to secure your own work placement, with the support of your work experience tutor.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

PLN3000Professional Policing (20 credits)

Professional Policing recognises how professionalism is increasingly emphasised within the police service. The module considers the issues of a professionalised police and takes a critical look at what makes good police management. For context, the culture of the police is examined and issues and approaches to police leadership and management are then explored including professionalism, decision making and public service. Recent changes in governance structures are considered as well as the promise and problems of working with partners. The module also takes a critical look at the concept of procedural justice.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

PLN3001Police Ethics and Integrity (20 credits)

Police Ethics and Integrity equips you with critical knowledge and understanding around the issues of ethics and integrity related to policing. Formal structures are considered, such as the Police Code of Ethics and the Victims’ Code. Everyday ethical decision-making is also considered, including the use of police stop and search, value judgments, use of discretion and issues of equality and diversity. The legitimacy and reputation of the police, together with how this is sometimes impacted by high profile cases of misconduct, will also be considered. Issues relating to police complaints will also be addressed.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

PLN3002Police Research Report (20 credits)

Police Research Report enables you to carry out a piece of academic research on policing on a topic of your choosing. You will be supported by a module leader, supervisor and two tutor-led seminars. You may choose to undertake a small-scale piece of primary or secondary research on a particular area of policing, or take part in work-based practice and produce a research report/evaluation. Alternatively, you may wish to offer an original analysis of a piece of legislation, guidance or practice. You will be encouraged to produce a report that includes both an executive summary and a list of recommendations.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select three of the following modules:

CRI3021Crimes of the Powerful 1 (20 credits)

Crimes of the Powerful 1 traces and explores serious harms and crimes perpetrated by states and associated professional and commercial interests from the eighteenth to mid-twentieth century. Adopting a zemiological frame, the module locates such harms within a range of political forms, particularly during times of social and economic upheaval, and ethnic, national and imperial conflict. The module concludes with a detailed exploration of the origins, implementation, consequences of, and responses to, the extreme state violences of the first half of the twentieth century. The aim is to enable you to critically explore issues at the cutting edge of criminological thinking.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

CRI3023Crime and Place (20 credits)

Crime and Place enables you to build your knowledge and understanding of the relationships between crime and place and examine developments in policy relating to place, criminality and safety. The module appraises the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical, philosophical and practical approaches to crime and place. Geographies/landscapes of crime and criminalisation are examined utilising empirical and theoretical materials.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CRI3024Criminology and Philosophy (20 credits)

Criminology and Philosophy recognises how criminology has long drawn on philosophy to inform its development. You will consider philosophical ideas and concepts as they relate to the study of crime and its control. The module considers debates concerning continental and analytic philosophy and how these are reflected in criminology through discussions concerning qualitative and quantitative approaches, and between critical/sociological criminology and administrative criminology/crime science. You will assess a range of key philosophical ideas and concepts that relate to criminology, with a particular focus on how we get on with one another and what happens when we do not.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CRI3109The Politics of Policing (20 credits)

The Politics of Policing equips you with a critical knowledge and understanding of the concept of policing, both in its philosophical sense and as a function of the modern liberal democratic state. The module will consider the role and function of the police service, and explore related issues including police powers, political accountability, protection of civil liberties and the concept of equality before the law. Contemporary strategies and approaches to policing will be located within their structural, political, social and geographical contexts. The module is underpinned by theories of authority, power and legitimacy.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

CRI3110The Politics of Imprisonment (20 credits)

The Politics of Imprisonment provides you with a critical knowledge and understanding of the nature, functions and justifications for the use of punishment, specifically incarceration, in modern society. The module will consider the philosophical theories that are used to legitimise the state’s use of imprisonment and the sociological theories that explain historical developments in the purpose of state punishment. The various divisions and functions of the prison estate will be examined within their historical, structural, political, social and geographical contexts. Related methods of state punishment, such as the death penalty, will also be considered. You will adopt an international perspective and explore penal theory and practice in a range of countries. The relationships between power, legitimacy and justice will be central themes throughout the module.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

LAW3038Human Rights (20 credits)

Human Rights introduces you to the assessment of the nature of human rights claims and their translation into law and legal institutions. It charts the emergence of human rights arguments through legal, social and political theory, and examines how these discourses have informed the creation of national and international law.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

LAW3039Intellectual Property Law (20 credits)

Intellectual Property Law critically examines the key principles of intellectual property (IP) law, the nature and scope of IP rights, procedures, national, regional and international, for the granting and recognition of the rights, mechanisms for enforcement, as well as defences against the enforcement.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

LAW3041International Criminal Law (20 credits)

International Criminal Law analyses the key principles of international criminal law. It examines legislation and prosecution of international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

LAW3045Law of Evidence (20 credits)

Law of Evidence examines the procedural framework which regulates the conduct of the adversarial trial. The main focus are the main rules of evidence which govern the conduct of a criminal trial and the extent to which the rules are an expression of the relationship between the interests of the state and the rights of the individual within the criminal justice system.


Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50%.

LAW3048Refugee Law (20 credits)

Refugee Law analyses the legal obligations nation states owe to refugees and migrants. It examines the pertinent International and European Union legislation with attention to both the legal norms and the actual practice.


Assessment: Written Exam(s): 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

PSY3139Forensic Psychology: Eyewitnesses and Suspects (20 credits)

Forensic Psychology: Eyewitnesses and Suspects examines the expanding field of forensic psychology. The aim is to help you understand human behaviour and its underlying thoughts, feelings and motivations, with particular reference to criminal behaviour. You will develop the expertise to assess evidence about human behaviour and garner a wide range of skills in relation to forensic investigation. You will be introduced to some of the skills that forensic psychologists use when investigating eyewitness reports and offenders and consider related theories and associated research evidence.


Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40%.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

Timetables

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria 2019/20

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Entry Criteria 2020/21

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BBC-BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/fastrack.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

The programme is relevant for students interested in careers in policing. However, the knowledge and intellectual and practical skills developed will also prepare graduates for careers in wider criminal justice and related public, private and third-sector employment. Example careers might include other emergency services, the Prison Service, HM Revenue and Customs, the private security industry, the Civil Service or the charity sector.

If you are interested in applying to join the police, you are strongly advised to consult relevant police entry requirements before starting your degree. This includes police health, fitness and security vetting requirements. Edge Hill University does not assess suitability for joining the police.

You should be aware that this BA (Hons) Policing degree is not a pre-join route to the police. The successful achievement of this award will, however, greatly assist you in pursuing a degree-holder entry route to the police (for which further study will be required) on graduation.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

  • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Erasmus+ and Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
  • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.

Another method of enhancing your employability is to apply to join the Special Constabulary, for example with Lancashire Constabulary or Merseyside Police. Edge Hill Careers Centre can also offer you advice on a number of alternative, relevant volunteering opportunities, including a range of options with the police.

Finance

Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £12,000 per annum.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2020/21, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21 are £12,250 per annum.

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2019/20 can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2019/20, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters guide for your intended mode of study.

Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2020/21 are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Apply

How to Apply

If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply-part-time.

Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Visit Us

If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

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If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

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If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

7th February 2019 - Implications of New Policing Education Qualification Framework

Please note, the BA (Hons) Policing degree will no longer meet the professional requirements for the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP), with effect from September 2019 entry, following the development of a new Policing Education Qualification Framework for the training of police officers and staff.

BA (Hons) Policing will provide ideal preparation for applying for degree-holder entry to the police (for which further study will be required) on graduation. Please refer to BSc (Hons) Professional Policing for our College of Policing licensed pre-join degree.

23rd January 2019 - Change to Entry Requirements

112-120 UCAS Tariff points are required to join this programme with effect from September 2020 entry.

26th March 2018 - New Module Added

CRI2023 Race, Crime and Criminology (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 2.

25th September 2017 - Withdrawal of Module

CIS2131 Introduction to Security and Forensics (20 credits) removed as an optional module in Year 2.