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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Police Services

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc in Applied Policing Practice is offered to police officers and staff of all ranks and roles in related occupations. The demand on the police service is becoming increasingly more complex and the issues involved require a wider knowledge base and new skill sets to address them effectively. This programme supports students in developing their knowledge and their research interests. Key to this programme is also leadership and management which are critical to the success of any police reform and local organizational change programme. Our new programme will be based around building new postgraduate ‘policing themes’ that can be adapted to deliver the most contemporaneous issues in crime, policing and the CJS, and then, just as quickly, respond to new reforms or challenges that may confront the police/CJS in the future.

The completion of this programme is reliant on the ability to apply leaning in the workplace. Therefore, this programme is aimed at serving police officers and staff with the relevant experience. The assessment pattern will vary from module to module. Alternative awards: Postgraduate Certificate Applied Policing Practice (Organization, Leadership & Development); Postgraduate Certificate Applied Policing Practice (Evidenced Based Police Interventions); Postgraduate Diploma Applied Policing Practice; Applications are welcome from all ranks and roles. The school has a growing number of police related PhD students should individuals require further study following completion of the MSc.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a BA/BSc degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above.