Policing (subject to final approval)

Policing (subject to final approval)

HNC/HND/BA (Hons) Degree

Awarded by Coventry University

Why choose this course?

The College of Policing has announced that with effect from 2020, all new officers will need to be educated to degree level in order to join the police force. This degree is an employment-related higher qualification targeted at those seeking to establish a career in the Police Service, Councils, Probation Services, National Crime Agency or more general public services. This Policing Degree provides you with an academic understanding and practical application of policing and also serves as an introduction to a career in the Police, Border Force and the Criminal Justice System. The programme emphasises the diversity of the policing role and draws upon a variety of contexts in which policing is discussed and analysed.

Why study with CU Coventry?

  • Development of Modern Policing
  • Crime Society and Social Responses
  • Practical Policing and Investigating
  • Community Policing
  • Youth Crime and Restorative Justice
  • Policing and Mental Health
  • Drugs and Crime
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Violent and Sexual Offences
  • Policing and Terrorism
  • Management and Leadership in Policing
  • Research Project
  • Within Police Service: Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer, Special Constable
  • Counselling, National Crime Agency
  • Probation Officer
  • Customs Officer
  • HMRC
  • Home Office
Key Facts
Awarded by
Coventry University

HNC/HND/BA (Hons) Degree

UCAS Course Code
L437 (HNC), L439 (HND), L438 (BA)

Course Duration
1-3 years

Course Fees
£6,009 2017-18

Entry Requirements
64 UCAS points (HNC)

Further Information

0800 622 006

Six reasons to study with CU Coventry at Sandwell College


All of CU’s courses are awarded by Coventry University, meaning when you graduate, you will receive a Coventry University degree. Tutors maintain high levels of class contact and offer support to help ensure you are learning throughout your time with us.


Coventry University has an excellent reputation for providing degrees that are relevant to the world of work. We want every single student to gain the relevant skills and knowledge that will help them secure employment in their chosen profession.

No End of Year Examinations

We’ve moved away from end of year exams to more modern assessment techniques which take place during each 6-week module. You only study one module at a time, allowing you to give each assignment your full attention.



Our tariff entry requirements are not as high as many other institutions. We know that many of our students have had other priorities in their lives but still have the ability and determination to succeed. Entry requirements are:

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

BA (Hons) Degree
104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Professionally Accredited Courses*

Many of these degrees include content from professionally accredited courses. This means while you’re studying for your degree, you could also be working towards a professional qualification which may help to give you an edge in the graduate market.

*Limited to specific degree courses. See course descriptions for full details.


In order to make higher education accessible to everyone, we keep our tuition fees lower than many comparable institutions. Fees for UK/EU nationals in 2017 -18 are £6,009 or £7,102 depending on the course.