Edge Hill University is an Approved Provider for the College of Policing.

Our degree in Policing provides an in-depth study of policing, crime and punishment, as well as the English legal system. You will be immersed in the study of criminal investigations, police powers, the culture of professionalism, the Police Code of Ethics and the Victims’ Code.

On successful completion of the programme, you will meet the current professional requirements for the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (CKP) and be well placed to pursue a career in the police or wider criminal justice.



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.

New for 2019, a dedicated Crime House, part of which is to be furbished as a police station, 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.

Open Days

Open DaysIf 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