Policing and Investigations at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Policing and Investigations at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Programme designed to focus students on the field of investigation, which may be attractive to students who want to progress into an investigative field
  • Innovative and thought-provoking modules both reflect and challenge current policing practices and debates
  • You will be taught in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies by lecturers with academic and professional backgrounds in policing
  • Regular career workshops and symposiums delivered by police officers and police career specialists to prepare you for a career in policing, security, risk management or criminal justice
  • Opportunities to gain real-life experience of policing as a Special Police Constable, police volunteer or work in a related field
About your course The new BA (Hons) Policing and Investigation at Liverpool John Moores University provides students with the knowledge and skills to consider direct entry into the role of a detective. This degree has been designed with modules written to have a greater focus on the area of investigations. We have developed this programme over many years of policing studies degree delivery, working with Merseyside Police Constabulary, College of Policing and other key stakeholders in the policing and criminal justice sectors. The resulting programme of study is a brand new course, which prepares students for the diverse world of investigative techniques, routes to detective specialisms and preparation for a rewarding career. Modules you will study have been written to ready students for an investigative career. Topics such as the Psychology of Investigation, Investigating Serious and Complex Cases and Professional Standards, Governance and Accountability are all covered in the proposed module structure for this new programme of study. Alongside the new modules, are new facilities that have been designed specifically for Policing students to explore investigative methods, the proper use of forensics, evidence and intelligence gathering at crime scenes. We also offer students a variety of study trips and experiences, including the Emergency Services Training Centre and trips abroad such as the Henry C. Lee Institute in New York City.


Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. We understand that all students have different strengths and preferences when it comes to assessments, so we use a variety of methods to assess your work structured across the academic year. These include essays, exams, fieldwork projects, reports, case studies, portfolios, online blogs and wikis, workplace practice, posters, presentations (individual and group), debates, reviews and group work. You will normally receive extensive written feedback on your assessments, and occasional verbal feedback. All feedback is designed to help you achieve your full potential and get the most out of your studies, so staff will be available to discuss it with you and direct you to further support if you feel you need it.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • College of Policing

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Student Outcomes

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £17750 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.
Policing and Investigations at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS