UCL Department of Security and Crime Science


Professional Policing BSc

The BSc in Professional Policing is for keen and motivated individuals wishing to join a police organisation and become future leaders and managers.

Two police officers

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

Course information

Module information is available via the links below (pdf).

First year modules

In the first year you will take eight compulsory taught modules, worth 15 credits each.

Core modules

Second year modules

In the second year you will take seven compulsory taught modules. You will also take one optional module from the list below.

Core modules

Optional modules

Third year modules

All third year modules are compulsory.

Core modules

  • Decision making (awaiting module code)
  • Information and intelligence (awaiting module code)
  • Models of policing for crime reduction (awaiting module code)
  • Ethical policing (awaiting module code)
  • Criminal investigation and intelligence (SECU0051)
  • Police and the public ((awaiting module code)
  • Professional policing research project (awaiting module code)

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