Policing at CU Scarborough

If you want to do something worthwhile, like give something back to your community, then a career in the police service could be for you. There are many different ways you can contribute in the police service. Typical professions in this field include police officer, police community support officer or a special constable.

A Policing qualification at CU Scarborough can provide you with an academic understanding of policing; as well as serving as an introduction to a career in the police. The programme emphasises the diversity of the policing role and draws upon a variety of contexts in which policing is discussed and analysed.

Studying policing at CU Scarborough will give you an insight into:

  • Developments of modern policing
  • Crime and society
  • Youth crime
  • Social response to crime
  • Community policing
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs and crime

All the qualifications gained at CU Scarborough are accredited and awarded by Coventry University.

Progression route

At CUS we have several entry levels for policing, including Higher National Certificate (HNC) and BA (Hons) degree. Completing the three year degree programme will award you with the full offering of qualifications HNC, HND and BA (Hons).


With a BA (Hons) degree behind you, your chances of employment should be improved and the level at which you enter the job market could mean a higher salary. The skills and knowledge you acquire during your studies may increase the options available to you, both within and outside the police force.

Is CU Scarborough right for you?

Picking the correct educational institute is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a student. At CU Scarborough we aim to provide students with not only academic qualifications, but also knowledge of the job market and specific career pathways, making getting that elusive first job more achievable.