Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Policing and Criminal Investigation

Study for a Policing and Criminal Investigation MSc at LJMU and work with crime victims and witnesses to enhance your knowledge and key skills in this area. - Explore investigative issues to gain the knowledge and practical skills to operate as a crime investigator in serious and complex cases - Consider the links between investigation, forensics and psychology - Work with crime victims and witnesses - Choose this programme if you are a serving officer or about to embark on a policing or academic career - Look forward to excellent employment opportunities in policing/investigative work, private investigation and with bodies such as Trading Standards and the Inland Revenue - Progress to doctorate study Whether your career aspirations lie in investigative work within the police service, within private security or with other public bodies such as the Inland Revenue and Trading Standards, this new MSc will develop your investigative skills and prepare you for career success. Working with crime victims and witnesses, you will explore the links between investigation, forensics and psychology.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: a minimum 2:2 in Policing, Criminology, Criminal Justice or a related subject or evidence of current and relevant academic learning, including a Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) qualification and/or relevant CPD learning Additional information: IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Policing in Context (20 credits) Advanced Research Skills (20 credits) Advanced Investigation Skills (20 credits) Forensic and Medicolegal Death (20 credits) Forensic Cognition: Violence and Victims (20 credits) Investigative Interviewing (20 credits) Dissertation - Policing (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment methods on this programme 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 6,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 36 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 36 per Credit (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 36 per Credit (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 36 per Credit (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 36 per Credit (Wales) 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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