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Undergraduate Policing and Criminal Justice

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

Why do people offend? What is the appropriate response to this type of behaviour? How can offending be managed, reduced or prevented? Understand the criminal justice system and explore the factors that contribute to offending on our criminal justice degree.

As well as learning in regular classrooms, you’ll interview suspects and gather evidence in our Police Training and Simulation Facility. Our lecturers bring their experience to the classroom and have worked as senior policer officers. Many of our staff are leading policing researchers’ and they bring these expertise and connections to the degree programme.

Combined with the regular visits and guest lectures from qualified, experienced police officers across many fields of expertise, your experience here will give you the confidence you need to kickstart your career.

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.

Learn from current and former senior police officers. Our course is an official degree licensed by the College of Policing.

100% of our Policing students are employed or in further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes data released 2023 from 2020/21 graduates).

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Discover Policing with Edge Hill University

Study Policing at Edge Hill – with practical experience and specialist facilities. Study a Professional Policing degree licensed by the College of Policing.
Policing student, Luke Tomlinson. Luke is standing simulated crime scene setting. The setting is an outdoor woodland area taped up with police taping. Luke is wearing a forensics suit and rubber gloves.

Edge Hill has very close links to local Police forces and we’ve had the opportunity to meet and learn directly from several senior officers during the course.

Luke Tomlinson

BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

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james ford professional policing

My favourite thing about my degree is when we complete practical exercises at the crime house.

James Ford

BSc (Hons) Professional Policing

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Facilities

The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the School of Law and Criminal Justice.

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 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 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

Police Training and Simulation Facility