BSc DipHE Police Studies/Policing (Pre-service) (single honours)
Canterbury Christ Church Policing students at 'Riot City'
If you are interested in a career within the police service, intelligence or enforcement agencies, our policing degree and diploma will provide you with practical and academic skills as well as professional insight.
Why study policing with us?
The degree and diploma are offered in collaboration with Kent Police so you will get a comprehensive introduction to policing and the development of policing skills. At University you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience using our crime scene house and interview room.
During your studies you can gain real life experience of policing by applying to become a special constable working alongside Police Officers and PCSOs.
Guest speakers involved in operational policing and academic research will also contribute to your learning. Kent’s Chief Constable, Ian Learmonth has spoken at out Policing annual lecture and we look forward to welcoming him again in 2012.
Over the past eight years student field trips have included visits to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Ministry of Defence Police and the Police Service of the Netherlands.
On successful completion your Graduation will take place at Canterbury Cathedral.
Come to an Open Day
We run regular Open Days at the Broadstairs Campus where you can meet the lecturers and find out more about studying with us.
Can’t make an Open Day?
A member of the teaching team would be very happy to talk to you if you can’t make an Open Day. To arrange an informal discussion contact Angela Silk:
t: 01843 609147
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What our students say
"The tailored range of modules including forensic investigation and managing the police allow you to have a far greater knowledge of a variety of police roles and to talk with more confidence about the subjects to serving practitioners.” Mark Simpson, BSc (Hons) Police Studies graduate.
"The course is useful not only for those wanting to join the police but many other civil service careers too...a lot of what is taught is applicable to services such as the prison service, customs or immigration as well as any of the armed forces." Lianne Groves. BSc (Hons) Police Studies graduate.
External Examiner comments
“I have witnessed in the staff a real passion to keep the programme developing and never to stand still...The staff who teach the programme have in their number some formidably experienced practitioners and the team seems to contain an excellent mix of academic and wider professional policing experience". Jim Barker-McCardle, Chief Constable of Essex Police
“The high quality of the degree is still very evident, especially the way the programmes focuses on theoretical and practical issues in policing and police work”. Dr Christopher Crowther-Dowey, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
Meet the Teaching Team
Dr Robin Bryant, Director of Criminal Justice Practice
Dr Dominic Wood, Head of Department
Dr Stephen Tong, Director of Policing, Programme Director.
Roy Murphy, Lecturer
Dr Bryn Caless, Senior Lecturer
Bob Underwood, Lecturer
Kevin Lawton Barrett, Senior Lecturer
Dr Mark Brunger, Lecturer
Sam Poyser, Senior Lecturer
Dr Tom Cockcroft, Senior Lecturer
Angela Silk, Programme Administrator