University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Criminal Investigation

The programme has been designed to provide a study of criminal investigation, and develop critical and analytical skills involving the principles, practices and techniques of criminal investigation; the aims of the programmes are to: Equip students with the knowledge and practical skills to operate as a crime investigator and manager in serious and complex cases, develop critical and analytical skills involving the principles, practices and techniques of crime investigation in serious and complex cases, develop competence in research methods and the presentation of information, develop skills in solving problems both independently and as a team member commensurate with level 7; the course is offered in weekly 6 hour blocks which enables professionals in the field to take the degree more easily; students will have access to, and use, case management software supplied by Xanalys©, which is used by police forces internationally to administer complex investigations.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in an appropriate engineering or science discipline, or equivalent; or relevant professional qualifications plus relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Semester 1: Complex case management; homicide investigation; serious and organised crime; semester 2: Research methods; ethics and fraud; semester 3: Dissertation.

Assessment methods

The modules are assessed by both coursework and examination; to ensure that students do not have an excessive amount of assessment at any one time, the coursework assessment will take place uniformly throughout the course; semester 1 of the course is designed to ensure that students have the basic skills needed to obtain an MSc.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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Key information

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01772 892400