University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Policing, Policy and Leadership (Distance Learning)

This course has been specifically designed for police officers and those in related occupations with an interest in securing or enhancing a role that requires knowledge and skills in policing, policy and management. You may apply your learning to your own organisation as part of the programme, which meets relevant occupational standards for the police and/or security organisations/services.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, applicants with strong relevant criminal justice experience will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in reading and writing components.

Course modules

Modules include: Policing communities; police leadership: policing, policy and partnerships; managing justice and security organisations; research methods and research management; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based upon a range of written assignments including essays, case study, a literature review and research proposal focused on your chosen project, and finally a 15,000-word dissertation. For each assignment full academic support is provided by an academic subject expert and you will be provided with academic supervisor once you have identified your dissertation subject area.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admission Team - Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
Telephone number: 
023 9284 3933