Policing

Overview

Professional Policing student Luke Tomlinson inspects a simulated crime scene marked out by police tape while wearing protective clothing.

Socially conscious? Committed? Responsible? A career in policing is the right fit for you. With two routes to choose from and opportunities for practical experience throughout your course, we’ll give you a flexible and practical path into the force.

As well as learning in regular classrooms, you’ll interview suspects and gather evidence in our Police Training and Simulation facility. Combined with the regular visits and guest lectures from high-ranking officers, your experience here will give you the confidence you need to kickstart your career.

Interview suspects. Gather evidence. Present your findings in court. Policing at Edge Hill is more than an academic course – with our Police Training and Simulation Facility, you’ll get a realistic experience of working in the force.

If you’re socially conscious and committed, a career in policing is the perfect fit. With two different routes, you can choose a course that suits your career goals and learning style. BSc (Hons) Professional Policing is a pre-join degree and BA (Hons) Policing allows you to join through the degree holder route. You’ll hear from high-ranking officers throughout your course, which will really help define your career options.

In the latest National Student Survey, over 98% of students said they were satisfied with the learning resources on their course. With opportunities to work alongside law and criminology students, you can experience collaboration and learn about new subjects that will help you be the best officer you can be.

  • Our modern facilities will make a big difference to your experience. The Police Simulation and Training Facility brings your lessons to life in a realistic, but safe, environment.
  • You can get practical experience throughout the course, including collaborating with law students and interviewing suspects.
  • Choose a route that suits how you learn. Our courses both offer standard routes into the police force so either option will be a great choice for your career.

Student Views

Policing in the News

Facilities

The Law and Psychology building, viewed from near the Hub.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.

Law and Psychology Building 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

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 we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including policing, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day in 2021