University of Bedfordshire
Professional Policing BA (Hons)
University of Bedfordshire

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 40 graduates of Professional Policing BA (Hons) and other courses in Law at University of Bedfordshire for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Law.

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
40 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Law

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Law at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £20500 £25500
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £27000 £14000 - £23500 £19000 - £32000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Law

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23767 £22711 £27834
25-75 percentile range £20344 - £28558 £17746 - £29609 £20717 - £38496

Course Description

The Professional Policing degree offers students the chance to develop knowledge and skills that underpin police work by combining theory, law and vocational experience if students choose to be a volunteer or Special Constable. This degree will help students to develop their knowledge and skills and prepare them for the challenges that police officers face by following the curriculum stipulated by the College of Policing. Throughout the degree students will gain an insight in to modern Policing and also be challenged to develop problem solving skills by considering crime, crime control and the effects of crime in different ways.

Licensed by the College of Policing for the purpose of meeting all the requirements of the national curriculum for multiple entry routes into policing.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Professional Policing BA (Hons) at University of Bedfordshire

20% Natural and social science professionals
20% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
10% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Media Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Professional Policing, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Professional Policing BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Bedfordshire in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Bedfordshire in related subject specific rankings.


    • #73 
    • #90 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #81 
    • #100 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 16 university rankings of University of Bedfordshire

About University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a publicly funded university located in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England. One of the main campuses, in Luton, is home to the university’s Business, Media, Art & Design, Science, Computing, Law, Psychology, and Social Sciences schools. The Bedford campus is just a twenty minute walk from the town centre, and is home to the Primary Education, Secondary Education, Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Tourism schools.

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Where is this programme taught

Luton Campus
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