University of Portsmouth
Crime Science, Investigation and Intelligence
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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 name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Portsmouth||PO1 2UP||South East|
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