University of Derby

Police Leadership, Strategy and Organisation

The course aims to go beyond traditional public sector skills and generic leadership programmes. It provides an in-depth knowledge of the critical issues surrounding police accountability and independence, policing effectiveness and performance, and organisational transformation. It will stretch and inspire participants to take their leadership skills to the highest professional standards. It offers a combination of the latest business and management thinking, criminology and social sciences, all applied to the complex challenges of contemporary policing. It has been launched at a time of calls for greater public accountability, the growing importance of community partnerships and, in some quarters, a crisis of confidence in the integrity of police services.

Course modules

Modules may include: policing and accountability; police leadership and organisational transformation; applied research in criminal justice systems; partnerships and policing; what works in policing; policing and criminal investigation across the world; cyber crime 1: evidence and digital investigation; cyber crime 2: investigation and prosecution of cybercrime; financial investigation models; criminal investigation 1: principles of investigation; investigating serious crime; investigating sexual offences; independent studies in policing.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through 100 per cent coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 670 per (Module) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 12,240 per (Whole course) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 670 per (Module) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 670 per (Module) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 12,240 per (Whole course) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 670 per (Module) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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