Gain a fully-funded Graduate Diploma as you train to become a Police Officer, all whilst earning a competitive salary of c. £31,500. and making a difference to people’s lives.


A career like no other. The Metropolitan Police Service is dedicated to keeping our capital city safe. As a police officer, you’ll be making a difference to the lives of people every day, supporting local communities, tackling serious crime and safeguarding those most vulnerable. Now with our new Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP), there’s no better time to join. The DHEP is a two-year programme for degree holders, leading to a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice upon completion. As well as a varied and rewarding career, we offer a competitive starting salary of c. £31,500 including allowances.

On the course you will:

  • Be employed as a paid officer from day one, learning and patrolling alongside experienced officers whilst working towards your degree at one of four universities; Brunel University London, the University of West London, Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East London.
  •  Gain the skills and knowledge needed for policing this unique city, including public protection, safeguarding, crime investigation, community policing, problem solving and officer safety.

Upon completion, you can continue your professional development and choose where you want your career to go, whether that’s by progressing through the ranks or joining a specialist team. The opportunities are endless.


To join this programme you will need to meet our eligibility criteria, and the following qualification criteria:

  • GCSE grade C, or 4 or above, in English and Maths (or equivalent Level 2qualifications).
  • A degree (level 6) qualification or above, in any subject area, from a UK higher education institute or be in the final year of study for your qualification at the point of application

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