This course is suitable for recent graduates interested in a career in policing, analysis or research, as well as for practitioners currently working in policing or investigation who seek to progress into leadership or specialist roles. You will explore contemporary policing issues and how evidence and research findings can be used to develop the most effective policing strategies and on-the-ground approaches. You will learn about current challenges as well as analytical and policing practices, while also gaining the necessary research skills to evaluate and develop the most appropriate responses.
- This global course is relevant not just for those working, or hoping to work, in the UK but also for students and practitioners from other countries and international organisations. Though situated within the policing framework of England and Wales, you will explore approaches and evidence from multiple countries, and can tailor some of your assessments, including your research project, to the needs or approaches in your country of origin.
- This unique, contemporary course enables you to focus on evidence-based policing as a key way to develop and transform modern policing with a view to meeting emerging and future challenges.
- Learn about the importance of evidence-based policing approaches, practice hands-on analytical techniques used in policing and investigation, and gain advanced research skills to support your future work and career.
- Delivered by experts in researching policing and investigation as well as practitioners who have, or continue to work in the field. Our staff have a wealth of experience, including operational policing, crime analysis and serious crime investigation. We pride ourselves on the policy and practice focus of the research we undertake, be it exploring crime patterns (such as crime hotspots), investigative practice (including child homicide and ‘cold cases’), street-craft (for example self-selection policing and false-detail giving) and even more unusual topics such as wildlife crime or necrophilia.
Core modules: Contemporary Policing Challenges Crime Analysis and Evidence-Based Policing Conducting Social Research Leadership and Management in Policing Dissertation Option modules Plus one from the following option modules: Global Terrorism and Transnational Crime Immigration Crime and Security
We have designed the course to be engaging: being delivered by experts in the field. Assessments are also practice-focussed, being centred around academic and work-based skills and activities to help you translate your learning into practice in ways that enable you to make a real difference.
Entry requirements for this course are normally: * An honours degree (2:2 or above) in a related subject. Applications are reviewed on merit and you may be invited for an interview.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£6900||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6900||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6900||Year 1|