BSc (Hons) Police Sciences

Would you like a varied, exciting and dynamic career with opportunities to make a real difference to your community? The BSc (Hons) Police Sciences degree will give you the specialist knowledge and skills required to enhance a rewarding career in the police service or related professions.

The BSc (Hons) Police Sciences has been devised through consultation with serving police officers of all ranks, to ensure content is relevant and meets police force requirements. To gain practical experience alongside your studies, we recommend you apply to join the Special Constabulary of your chosen force.

As part of the Police Sciences course, you can also gain the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing, which is currently required as a pre-join qualification for a number of UK police forces. More about this and the other initiatives we offer are detailed in the employability section below.

What you will study


Year 1

  • Performance and Development 1
  • Community Safety
  • Protecting Vulnerable People
  • Understanding Crime Criminals and Victims
  • Introduction to Criminalistics
  • Police Duties and Law 1

Year 2

  • Research in Policing and Security*
  • Management Skills for Police Officers*
  • Performance and Development 2
  • Forensic Evidence and Investigation
  • Policing or Professional Practice and Employability
  • Police Duties and Law 2

Year 3

  • Research project*
  • Strategic Management in the Police Service
  • Operational Planning and Investigation Management
  • Performance and Development 3
  • Police Duties and Law 3
  • Police and the Media...
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We are the one of only a few universities, and the only one in Wales to have a Hydra Suite for training students. The Hydra system is one that is used by the Police Staff College, and many national police forces to train officers at all levels.

Our Policing and Security facilities also include our unique Crime Scene House, forensic laboratories to examine materials in a crime scene and fully equipped interview rooms-using exactly the same equipment as UK police forces. Students are able to view...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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