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BA (Hons) Professional Policing Level 6

UCAS Institution Code – L42   UCAS Course Code – P100

A career in policing demands skill, responsibility, leadership, initiative and a genuine desire to make a difference to society. BA (Hons) Professional Policing equips you to meet that challenge. You’ll prepare for the fast-moving world of policing by following a curriculum written and licensed by the College of Policing

Studying on our BA (Hons) Professional Policing, you will study a wide range of theoretical and legislative subjects and gain the knowledge you need for a rewarding career in the police service.

Please note that completion of this degree does not guarantee employment as a police officer or police staff.

Typical Course Structure

Year 1

Understanding The Police Constable Role

Policing Communities

Research Methods and Academic Skills for Policing

Police Procedure and Evidence

Criminal Justice

Criminology and Crime Prevention

Year 2

Criminal Investigation

Information and Intelligence

Policing the Roads

Police Response and Major Incidents

Police Accountability, Decision-making and Discretion

Police Problem-solving Models and Theories

Year 3

Serious and Organised Crime

Policing Mental Health, Vulnerability and Risk

Policing Abuse and Public Protection

Research Project (Dissertation)

*Plus one optional specialism module from

*Domestic Abuse


*Murder: Dynamics, Pathologies and Investigation

* Populism, Extremism & Violence.

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course.Full Time – 3 yearsWhilst the sessions delivered at College will typically fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students will complete the online study, in addition to the independent study, outside of these times. Students should also make themselves available to complete work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.

Attend one of our Lincoln College Career Degree Open Days to find out more about our Degree, HNC and HND courses. To register please click here

A minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points from the following:

BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject

GCE A and AS Levels (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.

Applicants who do not have these qualifications will be considered on an individual cases by case basis following an initial assessment.


GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above

GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above

However, if you do not have these qualifications you will need to commit to undertaking Maths and English at L2 whilst enrolled on your course, as this is a basic entry requirement for roles within the Police.

EU and International applicants

NARIC confirmed equivalent of 120 UCAS points

IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa.

The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include: 

Written Essays

Group presentations

Group and individual case study work sessions

Observational Role-plays

Written knowledge checks

Written exams

Group work assignments and presentations


Graduates from this course will be equipped with an in-depth understanding of the role of a police officer today, including a thorough grasp of criminal justice systems and the powers and laws used by the police throughout England and Wales. You will graduate with a highly regarded and valuable qualification to stand you in good stead for a policing career. Please note that completion of this degree does not guarantee employment as a police officer or police staff.

Per Academic Year

Home and EU Students - £7999.00

International Students - £9500.00

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

This course is approved by the University of Derby.* The University is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the course. Students on this course are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The University maintains an oversight of the course throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with its required academic standards. As a partner student, you will be granted access to the University’s online learning environment “University of Derby Online (UDo)” where you will be able to access course resources, the University’s library and your grades.

*subject to approval

For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and our partners please see the T&CS and POLICIES sections which can be found at:

University Of Derby

Key Facts

Level:Level 6


Duration:3 Years

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0075AA1

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. To apply for this course please make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course code from the course description.

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