A crime scene with a police car and ambulance visible behind police tape.

The new Policing Education Qualifications Framework is based upon the professional responsibility of the police service to serve and protect the public. It provides a choice of routes to prepare for the role of police constable.

Our BSc (Hons) Professional Policing is a Pre-Join degree licensed by the College of Policing which focuses on key policing competencies as outlined in the National Policing Curriculum and approved within the Police Education Qualifications Framework. While successful completion of this programme will not guarantee recruitment to the police, it will greatly enhance your prospects of securing a role as a police constable or police staff.

We also offer a BA (Hons) Policing degree which provides an in-depth study of policing, crime and punishment, as well as the English legal system. It will immerse you in the study of criminal investigations, police powers, the culture of professionalism, the Police Code of Ethics and the Victims’ Code. The programme provides ideal preparation for a career where investigative skills or practical legal knowledge are required. You will also be well placed to pursue a degree-holder entry route to the police (for which further study will be required) on graduation.


Policing students prepare for future employment in the EHU Policing Training and Simulation Facility, part of which is furnished as a police station.The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Law and Criminology.

The three-storey building includes a 265-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.

The EHU Police Training and Simulation Facility, part of which is furbished as a police station, is 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.

Open Days

A prospective student and her parents receive advice from a member of staff during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place