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University of Leicester

Leicester , England ,United Kingdom

Policing BSc

Policing occurs in a highly complex, contested and changeable world. The role of the police in responding to crime and disorder has fundamental consequences for individuals, communities and populations. Yet much of the activity of the police is hidden from public view. Through research-led teaching, the BSc Policing enables you to uncover the realities of police work, explore the tensions and complexities of policing and challenge conventional assumptions of the role of the police.

This course is designed to enable a smooth transition to higher education, providing you with full study skills support and a comprehensive research methods programme which will enable you to complete a research project of your own in your final year. The degree offers flexibility and choice with a range of option modules for you to choose from. The curriculum includes a three-year careers and employability programme, giving you the opportunity to develop the skills you'll need for graduate jobs.

The BSc Policing is delivered within the School of Criminology, ensuring that you benefit from a broad and interdisciplinary degree delivered by leading experts in criminology and specialists in policing. Our research in the School of Criminology has real impact in wider society, and it influences policy and practice on matters relating to policing, crime, deviance and victimisation. We also have strong links with local constabularies and our BSc Policing includes opportunities in each year for practical experience and insight into policing. Students may have the opportunity to experience our Policing Insight days, field trips, examples of policing in practice in our unique crime scene room and interview room, lectures from policing experts and practitioners, and mentoring and placement opportunities.

Our research expertise feeds directly into our teaching programme, providing engaging and innovative content, as well as keeping you up to date with current debates on policing. Our research strengths include:

Victims and victimisation
Forensic science
Hate crime
Desistance and rehabilitation
Sex work
Retail crime
Domestic violence


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

If you have completed the standard XII awarded by the CISCE/CBSE, or another recognised state exam board, with at least 75% overall, you may be considered for admission to a first year Bachelors degree. For many courses at the University of Leicester, you will need 80% overall or higher, along with higher individual marks of 85% in relevant subjects. If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see inidvidual course pages for entry requirements. If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at an Indian university, you may be considered for entry to the first or second year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects and/or modules. We also have progression arrangements with some partner institutions in India, which allow advance entry to certain University of Leicester courses. Please contact the International Office for further information. If you do not meet the entry requirements for one of our courses, you can apply for an International Foundation Year run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.