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.
Licensed by the College of Policing, our BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree provides a pre-join route 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 degree 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.
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 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.