University of Portsmouth
Crime Science, Investigation and Intelligence (Distance Learning)
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.
There are 4x 30-credit units and a 60-credit dissertation: Research methods and research management: Study with with students on other postgraduate pathways and attend additional specialist seminars where relevant, to learn key methods and skills that ensure research activities are credible, efficient and ethical. Managing Investigations: examine theories and models of investigation, plus formulate a range of investigative strategies that recognise the importance of accurately in assessing risk and human rights compliance. Tools and Techniques of Crime Science: 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: 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 is via a range of lectures, seminars and interactive sessions delivered through a distance learning model. 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. ICJS has extensive and strong links with Hampshire Constabulary, Surrey Police and the Metropolitan Police, and staff take every opportunity to exploit those links for students' benefit.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Distance learning||September 2016||-||2 years|
|MSc||Distance learning||September 2016||-||3 years|
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