Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Policing, Port and Maritime Security

Study Policing Port and Maritime Security at LJMU and explore the threats posed by piracy, trafficking and terrorism in contemporary policing. •Collaborative programme with the Faculty of Engineering and Technology •Explore port security and the threats posed by piracy and terrorism •Ideal for serving officers and those about to embark on their policing or academic career •Excellent employment opportunities in port and maritime security management and policing, ship safety and supply chain security •A valuable foundation for progression to PhD This MSc enables you to pursue your interest in policing from a Port and Maritime perspective. The Policing, Port and Maritime Security MSc combines supervised independent research with specialist training in research methods and academic skills, while also helping you to become aware of emerging approaches currently practiced in the discipline. ?Over the course of the programme you will be introduced to key developments in the field of policing studies and given the skills necessary to producing a successful postgraduate research project. You will be working individually with a supervisor throughout the year, as well as taking part on taught modules with fellow Policing Studies students and depending on your choices, students who may be from other disciplines or Faculties. In addition, you will become a part of the wider research activities of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.Under the guidance of specialist supervision and amongst a diverse community of fellow researchers you will be provided with a valuable foundation that allows you to develop the skills of research, analysis, conceptualisation, argument and presentation - all highly prized competencies in many areas of employment. ?You will receive specialist supervision and study within a diverse community of fellow researchers. Staff are active in a wide range of fields including: Crime Prevention, GIS, People Trafficking, Public Order, Mental Health, Multi Agency and Partnership Working in the Public Sector, Computer Crime, Investigation, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, Port Security, Risk Management and Education.

Entry requirements

Applicants for Policing, Port and Maritime Security will normally be expected to have a good first degree (2:2 or above) in Policing, Criminology, Criminal Justice or a related subject.

Applications are welcomed from highly motivated non-standard entry students with relevant experience, but without the necessary formal qualifications. Prospective applicants are advised to contact the Programme Leader for further information.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core modules: •Policing in Context •Advanced Research Skills •Port and Maritime Security •Terrorism • Maritime Law •Marine Insurance •Port Administration •Dissertation

Assessment methods

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and seminars all of which you are expected to attend. You will need to participate in online activities and discussions using our virtual learning environment, Canvas. ?Tutors have a wide range of practical and academic policing-related experiences and are actively engaged in research exploring innovative topics in policing, criminal justice and research. All of this experience and knowledge feeds directly into original and thought-provoking material for all Policing Studies programmes taught in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies. The team is also committed to ensuring you get the most out of your learning experience. They are available at set office times to meet you for one-to-one consultations to discuss course-related issues. You will have a dedicated supervisor who will offer expert knowledge, guidance and support as you complete your dissertation. Feedback will be available on the 15th working day after the submission date for a piece of work. That's because we believe that timely and constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further. 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. Assessment is based on a range of research tasks and projects reflecting the skills developed by the various modules. 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. Assessment methods include: academic essays; annotated bibliographies; reflective research exercises; position papers; exams; reports; case studies; portfolios; online blogs and wikis; workplace practice; posters; oral presentations (individual and group); debates; reviews; group work and the dissertation/research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 5,985 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 33 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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