University of Derby

University of Derby

Criminal Investigation

This course aims to develop the skills needed to conduct serious and complex investigations from beginning to end. It will advance students investigative career in law enforcement, finance, health and safety, social services and many other sectors. It also enables students to study for a qualification which reflects the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) occupational standards.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (at least 2.2) in criminology or a related discipline or an equivalent qualification. Applicants who have substantial and relevant professional experience, and who may not have an undergraduate degree or equivalent are also welcome. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have IELTS 7.

Course modules

Modules include: criminal investigation 1: principles of investigation; criminal investigation 2: victims and witnesses; applied research in criminal justice systems; criminal investigation 3: suspects; financial investigation models; financial intelligence and financial crime detection; investigation and prosecution of cybercrime; evidence and digital investigation; investigating serious crime; investigating sexual offences; policing and criminal investigation across the world; independent study.

Assessment methods

The emphasis is on continuous assessment and written assignments, and modules may include portfolios, presentations and group projects for assessment purposes.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Module (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Module (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 580 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 580 per Module (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 580 per Module (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 580 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 580 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 580 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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