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Course overview

The course is delivered at the University’s Warrington Campus by retired experienced police officers who possess a wealth of knowledge and subject expertise in specialist areas to enhance your learning experience.

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills, attitude and behaviour required for a career in policing and other law enforcement agencies.

Studying a course full-time traditionally takes three years to complete.


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Institute of Policing.

  • Warrington Campus
3 Years

Why Study Community Policing and Criminal Investigation with us?

Our course will develop your ability to utilise research skills, evaluate existing bodies of knowledge, critically evaluate new information and ideas, and accept accountability for your actions and conclusions, all key requirements for a career in law enforcement.


Warrington Campus

Warrington Campus

The Warrington Campus provides a close-knit community, innovative courses, and a strong focus on employability and transferable skills.

The campus has a range of specialist training, academic and leisure facilities across its 30-acre site. It is home to the North West Media Centre, the Warrington School of Management, dedicated police training facilities and practical nursing workspace.

With the Department of Sport and Community Engagement on site you can enjoy superb sports facilities for academic, recreational and competitive use such as an astro-turf pitch, fitness suite, running track and sports hall which hosts a variety of fitness classes. We’re also the training base for local Rugby League team Warrington Wolves.

Outside of the classroom, open-access computer labs and the £2.3million learning resource centre and library are available for all students.

On-site catering options include a Starbucks outlet, the Terrace Café Bar and our Garden Dining Rooms. After hours you can relax in the Students’ Union bar and club Twenty10.

Following £12million of investment the Warrington Campus combines the best of long-established university traditions with modern developments.

Visit our News page to get the latest updates from Warrington Campus.

Visit Us

We offer different opportunities for you to visit us throughout the year


Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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