This course is designed in consultation with police forces for senior police officers (in-post) who wish to enhance their career. UWTSD will use an online/blended approach to minimise the time that officers would need to take off from their duties which represents an important feature of this course. The MSc will allow senior officers to gain recognition for prior learning and experience and develop enhanced skills in leadership both on an operational and strategic level.
PGCert, PGDip & MSc Corporate Governance in Policing (20 credits; compulsory) To allow students to consider the professional aspects of the governance structures that exist in policing and the wider partnership world that ensures accountability. Operational Leadership (20 credits; compulsory) To explore the current and future strategic challenges that leaders in policing and law enforcement face in meeting increasing complexity and demand. Policing and the Political Landscape (20 credits; compulsory) To allow students to consider how local, regional, devolved and national politics and political structures impact on policing. PGDip & MSc Contemporary Issues in Policing (20 credits; compulsory) To allow students to consider contemporary issues that impact on policing and how these influence the development of policy, the setting of priorities and the design and delivery of services Leadership and the Individual (20 credits; compulsory) To allow students to consider the theoretical aspects of leadership and how this relates to policing and the individual, in an environment that is constantly changing and increasing in complexity. Strategic Management in Policing (20 credits; compulsory) To build a systematic understanding and detailed knowledge of the theoretical basis of strategic management within the police and to develop skills relevant to strategic management for the police service, with reference to political imperatives and the challenges of implementation. MSc Dissertation in Policing (60 credits; compulsory) The dissertation provides the student with the opportunity to produce a substantial specialist body of work which has been instigated, developed and produced as a consequence of their own research initiative.
The modules and the assessments have been designed by the programme team collectively, to ensure they form a cohesive whole. The key purpose of the assessment scheme is to enable students to demonstrate individually that they have met the aims of the programmes and achieved the learning outcomes at the standard required for the level of study. Assessment will also be used to provide feedback to students to assist in subsequent learning. A range of summative assessment methods will be employed, i.e. assessment expressed in marks that count towards the calculation of the final mark. Coursework and practical assessments are used to test knowledge and understanding, but they tend to focus more on the development of cognitive, practical and key skills. Such methods are highly appropriate to the nature of the policing discipline as they facilitate authentic, workplace relevant assessment and practice. Coursework and practicals will be set in a variety of formats. These include: Essays Reports Portfolios Research projects
Candidates should be in position and be of a senior officer level.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7800||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£7800||Whole course|