University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire


The course has a highly applied focus, designed to develop the knowledge and skills which will be directly relevant to employment in careers with the police, public services or third sector organisations. Alongside modules that examine specialist academic themes, students also undertake an individual or group project with a host organisation, exploring the application of research evidence to effective professional practice. The course benefits from strong staff and student links with a wide range of bodies which offer opportunities for collaboration including: Gloucestershire Constabulary; the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire; Restorative Gloucestershire; charities providing support and training around domestic violence, homicide, stalking and sexual offences; and community organisations active in crime prevention and reduction initiatives.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent; or professional experience. International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules

Typical Modules: violent crime: crime scene investigation and forensic narratives; crime in the community: prevention and reduction; international security, crime, terrorism and conflict; issues in sexual offending; offenders: causes, assessment and treatment; understanding mental health and illness.

Assessment methods

Your assessments will include coursework, examinations, crime scene investigation, case files, projects, presentations, posters, seminar discussions and your dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 4 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

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Key information

Telephone number: 
03330 141414