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Course overview

Through the University of Chester’s partnership with Cheshire Constabulary, we have developed nationally reputable collaborative Higher Education provision. Successful completion of this course will equip you with recognised transferable graduate skills within areas of policing and criminal investigation.

Successful completion of this course allows the graduate to apply to the BSc (Level 6 top-up) Policing, Law and Investigation programme.


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

September 2019
Full-time - FdSc
  • Warrington Campus
2 years (with an option to top up to a BSc)

Why Study Policing, Law and Investigation with us?

The course offers a diverse range of modules to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a police officer.

This course is delivered by academic staff who are retired experienced police officers possessing a wealth of knowledge and subject expertise.  Teaching is supplemented by significant contributions from operational subject specialists and partner agency practitioners to facilitate a rich interdisciplinary approach to enhance your learning experience.

Please note that students must have successfully completed the Special Constable application process before they embark on the Level 5 Operational Placement module with Cheshire Constabulary.

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.

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Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.


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Open Days 2018

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

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 27th October
  • Wednesday 14th November
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