MSc Advanced 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

Police Oracle listings – March 2017


MSc Advanced 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/advanced-policing-studies

Email: apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Tel: 0151 231 5175

LJMU's Advanced Policing masters programme develops the skills increasingly required by forces as policing moves further towards an evidence-based approach.

This degree programme is ideal for serving police officers and those yet to embark on their career. It has been designed to fill the skills gap in quantitative research identified in policing. You will benefit from training in research skills and given the opportunity to carry out a dissertation in an area of specialist interest.

Advanced Policing combines supervised independent research with specialist training in research methods and academic skills, while also helping students become aware of emerging approaches currently practiced in the discipline.

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

  • Evidence-informed Policy

Develop your critical appreciation and understanding of the capacity of evidence-based research to contribute to practice developments in policing and criminal justice

  • Governance and Accountability

Examine legal, professional and political aspects of the governance structures that ensure an accountable police service

  • Leadership

Examine leadership as a theoretical concept and interpret different perspectives of personal leadership in various settings and environments

  • Ethics

Examine ethics within the operational context of policing and consider the differences and the similarities in the way that ethics are considered in a research setting

  • Dissertation

Analyse and interpret an issue in your chosen field


Entry requirements

Applicants 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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