MSc International and Transnational Policing Liverpool John Moores University

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Website: http://https://uaf.ljmu.ac.uk/
Email: apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk
Tel: 0151 231 5175

MSc International and Transnational Policing

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies

Location: Liverpool


Full-time:             £5700 (cost based on 2017 fees and subject to annual increases)

Part-time:           £31.60 per credit

Duration: One year full-time, Two-years part-time

Website: https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduates/international-and-transnational-policing

Email: apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Tel: 0151 231 5175

The International and Transnational Policing MSc from LJMU looks at the implications of policing across geographical and political boundaries.

The British Police model is exported all over the world and this programme looks at how the underpinning principles of our approach to policing are applied internationally. It also explores the issues of working across different jurisdictions and taking account of differing policies and procedures.

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies has significant expertise in the Policing sector and can thus provide supervision in a wide range of topics. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary methodologies. Our suite of Policing Studies qualifications are focused on developing the professionalisation agenda for policing and we work with the professional body, the College of Policing, as well as local policing organisations to ensure that course content is relevant and current.

Our particular areas of strength include:

  • transnational organised crime (as defined by convention or OCN/OCG as understood in UK)
  • public order and protest
  • human trafficking
  • terrorism
  • intelligence and security
  • policing in conflict zones

The programme is specifically designed to address the skills gap identified by the police service in relation to quantitative research. Taught by lecturers with academic and professional backgrounds in policing and research, you will explore and engage with policing debates at national, international and transnational level. You will also be part of the new Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, the UK's first research centre devoted to supporting the needs of 21st century policing.

Over the course of the programme you will be introduced to key developments in policing studies and given the skills necessary to produce a successful postgraduate research project. You will work individually with a supervisor throughout the year, as well as taking part in taught modules with fellow Policing Studies students and/or students from other disciplines/Faculties. In addition, you will be part of the wider research activities of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.

You will receive specialist supervision and study within a diverse community of fellow researchers. Staff are active in a wide range of fields including: Crime Prevention, GIS, People Trafficking, Public Order, Mental Health, Multi Agency and Partnership Working in the Public Sector, Computer Crime, Investigation, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism, Port Security, Risk Management and Education.


What will you study?

  • Policing in Context


Gain insights into current policing, community safety and criminal justice priorities by exploring different perspectives that relate to policing, regulatory processes, professional values and ethics


  • Advanced Research Skills


In preparation for your dissertation, this module introduces key epistemological and methodological issues that impact upon research into crime, security, community safety and criminal justice


  • International and Transnational Policing

Develop your critical understanding of different policing jurisdictions and the agencies that work within them by examining International Legal Instruments and broader issues, including Human Rights

  • Transnational and Organised Crime

Identify the origin and development of internal and transnational policing cooperation, and examine the impacts of organised crime in areas such as human trafficking, modern slavery, drugs and corruption

  • Policing in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones

Critically examine and develop an understanding of the key strategies that are current and relevant in the policing of conflict/post-conflict zones

  • Terrorism

Understand key concepts in relation to terrorism by exploring a number of issues including, definitions of terrorism, ideologies, typology, methods of operation, state response and impact of the media

  • Dissertation


Analyse and interpret an issue in your chosen field


Entry requirements

Applicants for International and Transnational Policing will normally be expected to have a good first degree (2:2 or above) in Policing, Criminology, Criminal Justice or a related subject.

Applications are welcomed from highly motivated non-standard entry students with relevant experience, but without the necessary formal qualifications. Prospective applicants are advised to contact the Programme Leader for further information.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit the LJMU website and complete the online application form: https://uaf.ljmu.ac.uk/

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