Liverpool John Moores University
Applicants for MSc Advanced Policing Studies 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.
Please see guidance below on core modules:
•Policing in Context
Gain insights into current policing, community safety and criminal justice priorities by exploring different perspectives that relate to policing, regulatory processes, professional values and ethics
•Advanced Research Skills
In preparation for your dissertation, this module introduces key epistemological and methodological issues that impact upon research into crime, security, community safety and criminal justice
Develop your critical appreciation and understanding of the capacity of evidence-based research to contribute to practice developments in policing and criminal justice
•Governance and Accountability
Examine legal, professional and political aspects of the governance structures that ensure an accountable police service
Examine leadership as a theoretical concept and interpret different perspectives of personal leadership in various settings and environments
Examine ethics within the operational context of policing and consider the differences and the similarities in the way that ethics are considered in a research setting
Analyse and interpret an issue in your chosen field
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, Blackboard.
Your 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 the Policing Studies programmes taught in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.
The team is 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 offering 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.
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.
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.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||January 2017||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||January 2017||-||2 years|
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