University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Crime Science, Investigation and Intelligence

This course will enable you to develop holistic approaches to investigations that embrace the investigative strategies, tools and techniques which advances in the fields of science and technology provide, enhancing your ability to critically evaluate and manage investigations.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

You will study four 30-credit units and complete a 60-credit dissertation:

Research Methods and Research Management: You will study with students on other postgraduate pathways and attend additional specialist seminars where relevant, to learn key methods and skills that ensure your research activities are credible, efficient and ethical.
Managing Investigations: You will examine theories and models of investigation, plus formulate a range of investigative strategies that recognise the importance of accurately assessing risk and human rights compliance.
Tools and Techniques of Crime Science: You will learn about the applied use of scientific techniques such as crime analysis and mapping, investigative interviewing and debriefing, forensic computing, crime prevention technologies and digital imagery.
Managing Intelligence: This unit covers national community safety and security strategies, strategic drivers (PESTELO), the importance of operational security and anti-corruption strategies, issues of governance and compliance, performance management, inter-agency operability and partnership working, amongst other things.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

You will be taught through a range of lectures, seminars and interactive sessions, delivered at the University for campus-based students, or through our distance learning model (watch the video below for more details on distance learning). There are likely to be a number of field trips in the programme. You'll largely be taught by ICJS staff with extensive backgrounds in policing and intelligence.
Professional learning:

Throughout the course there is explicit emphasis on professional knowledge and practice, as well as learning from and networking with others on the course. We have extensive and strong links with Hampshire Constabulary, Surrey Police and the Metropolitan Police, and staff take every opportunity to exploit those links for your benefit.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 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