Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University


The course is open to police officers and police support staff from the UK, the Netherlands and other (European) countries as well as to members of related public administration institutes and private security agencies. It is a collaboration between the Police Academy of the Netherlands and the University and has been validated by both Canterbury Christ Church University and the NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation). The course aims at developing an academic understanding of issues that are important to the police, their partners and the public. successful students on the programme are able to: Transform academic findings into operational recommendations, scenarios or project plans; convert policing outcomes or investigations into managerial reports; research and develop policing strategies; carry out evaluations or case studies as a basis for new policing concepts; act as an advisor, discussant or negotiator for decision-makers of the police and other public agencies; play a role in international police cooperation.

Entry requirements

A UK Bachelor's degree with Honours, or equivalent (foreign) award, including basic research methods; or a Dutch Bachelor of Policing Diploma or former equivalent at level HE4; or an award of any Dutch University (or College), where the award demonstrates the ability to apply basic research methods. A good grasp of English. Applicants should be professionals working at a strategic level in policing or public administration.

Course modules

Core courses: policing models; police and society; international policing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written, research-oriented work (e.g. research report, case study, literature review, a comparative study or presentation) and a final dissertation which includes a viva (oral exam).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

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Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
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01227 782900