"This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about investigative techniques and criminal investigations. It will prepare you for a wide variety of roles within the public and private sectors. Our BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation degree will equip you with a high level of investigative expertise and policing knowledge. This will prepare you for a career with the preparing you for an investigative career in a range of public or private sector organisations. This version of the course also provides you with the opportunity to complete a work placement between the second and third years of the course - our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs. You will benefit from our expert staff, our industry standard facilities (including our Crime Scene House, Interview Suites and Mock Courtrooms) and networks with employers. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Policing and Criminal Investigation with a Placement Year."
Year 1 Policing Theory, Analysis of Digital Investigation, Crime Scene Processing, Introduction to Crime and Crime Prevention, Case Studies in Criminal Justice, option module Options include: Missing Persons Investigation, Detection and Analysis of Drugs, Media and crime Year 2 Designing Research Projects, Law, Practice and Procedure, Practical Methods of Criminal Investigation, Risk and Vulnerability, Fairness in Policing, option module Options include: Contemporary Policing, Hate Crime, Understanding Terrorism: Causes and Theories, Organised Crime, Crime, Harm and Victimisation, Working with Victims, Offender Management, Prison and Probation Law and Regulations, Vehicle Collision Investigation, Firearms Investigation, Digital Forensics Techniques. Year 3 – Placement Year Year 4 Project in Policing and Criminal Investigation, Case File to Court, Policing and Complexity, two option modules Options include: Intelligence Led Policing and Major Crime, Cybercrime, Policing and Society, Contemporary Terror Movements: Classification and Response, Transnational Organised Crime, Rehabilitation of Offenders, Mental Health Assessment for Non-Mental Health Professional, Community Justice, Mass Death Scenarios"
Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|