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Policing

Policing

Policing is everchanging and requires people to take on every challenge and meet it with confidence and knowledge. Over the past few years, the College of Policing has understood this and has sought to make the role of a police officer a professional career. Along with officers, there are many other roles within the criminal justice family that can be just as rewarding.

To meet the growing demand for these kind of roles, Buckinghamshire New University continues to develop a range of policing courses that prepare graduates to take policing challenges head on.

We have worked in partnership with Thames Valley Police for over 15 years to deliver policing programmes, alongside our relationship with the College of Policing, and have developed a strong reputation in this area.

These courses and the lecturers that deliver them offer a broad examination of policing and related activities, meaning you will be able to make an informed decision about your future career destination, be it as a police officer or a role within the wider criminal justice and security environment.

Take a look at our Policing courses
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Apprenticeships

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Undergraduate courses

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Postgraduate courses

Studying with us means you will learn with highly dedicated specialists, including those who are professionally qualified police officers and have worked within the criminal justice system. In addition, guest speakers are invited to deliver sessions for students to enrich learning.

Students are also supported with state of the art facilities on campus. Our library is the perfect place to find resources you need and a quiet place to study, filled with four floors of books, journals, computer suites and study rooms – resources are also available digitally through our Virtual Learning Environment.

We also offer specialised facilities to support policing courses. Students will be able to use our Police Code of Practice Suite, which includes a mock bedsit, custody desk and suspect interview room, as well as adjoining seminar rooms with a live audio and video feed.

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The teaching staff are excellent; my course leaders are amazing and answer all questions that I have, they are extremely knowledgeable in their field.
Sophie Chaplain
Sophie Chaplain
Explore more of what BNU has to offer
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Undergraduate open days
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Application guide
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Virtual campus tour
Want to find out more about Policing at BNU, why not chat to senior policing lecturer, Allison!
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