What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • Understand the legal and professional responsibilities of policing.
  • Learn to engage in lawful, safe and effective front-line policing in specific professional areas.
  • Study ethical approaches and how to maintain the highest professional standards.
  • Develop knowledge of criminological theory and practice.
  • Evaluate evidence-based initiatives in the context of preventative policing and problem solving.

On this course, you’ll prepare for the fast-moving world of policing. Following a curriculum written and licensed by the College of Policing, you’ll study the wide range of theoretical and legislative subjects you need for employment as a police officer.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This foundation year is an entry route if you do not yet meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Professional Policing course, if you are not yet ready for degree level study, or if you are returning to study and would like to spend time getting up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.

You learn through

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • team meetings
  • peer learning
  • guest lectures

You will receive feedback regularly from your tutors, peers and through guided self-reflection to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to undertake the various module assessments.

Future careers

After completing your foundation year you will progress onto the full undergraduate degree, this course prepares you for a career in

  • policing as an officer or staff member
  • work across the policing ‘family’
  • criminology and law-related careers
  • further studies and academia

Completion of the full time degree does not guarantee employment as a police officer or police staff.

Which department am I in?

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,415.00 (US$ 19,069) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to undergraduate programmes: two GCE/VCE A level passes; High School Leaving Certificate, which is recognised as equivalent to A' level standard; and other international qualifications gained after 13 years of secondary/further education. Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from international school students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma and those achieving 28 points or more will usually be successful in obtaining an offer of a place on our undergraduate programmes. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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