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MSc Homicide Investigation

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28 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Forensic Science (Non-Medical) Security Services

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Course Summary

Why Study Homicide Investigation?

  • Gain a solid understanding of the challenges associated with this area of investigation.
  • Examine key themes and debates that shape policy and practice associated with homicide investigations.
  • Address areas of contemporary concern within the field including effectiveness, lawfulness, risks and ethics all of which contribute to investigative legitimacy.
  • Explore a wide range of subjects including the anatomy of homicide; reasons for success and failure in homicide investigation; the use of intelligence in proactive and reactive investigations; key themes, theories and types of homicide; covert techniques and investigative interview models.
  • Be provided with a deep and systematic understanding of the discipline.
  • Grow your employability with a unique yet highly-regarded qualification from a world-renowned university

This course can be taken thru Full time / Part time.


The vocational nature of this postgraduate programme is further enhanced by the dissertation, which is particularly useful for working professionals who want to focus their efforts on a topic that has particular relevance either to their own work environment or one in which they may want to further develop their career. The dissertation enables students to investigate and undertake an independent and sustained piece of research into a substantive topic within the field of Homicide Investigation studies. Students can select their own research area, but this is subject to authorisation of the course leader and the dissertation must include independent and original empirical research. Students will submit a formal dissertation plan and once this has been approved, students will be allocated a dissertation tutor, and for the remainder of the module, supervision of the dissertation will be conducted on an individual basis. It is expected that pertinent knowledge and skill gained in other course modules will be reflected in the dissertation.

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Entry requirements

A relevant second-class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, law, policing, security, social or political science) or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. Alternatively, a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and/or suitable work experience (such as policing, corporate intelligence, security or military) may be accepted. This course has been designed to support those who may not have a first degree but wish to undertake this programme. The expectation is that the Students experience will include a minimum of 3 years working in an investigative capacity.

University information

Informa Connect - Distance Learning is a professional education and training provider, covering the Law, Finance, Maritime (through Lloyd’s Maritime Academy), and Energy industries. Informa Connect offers a variety of professional training courses and postgraduate degrees and diplomas. Accessed by over 100,000 professionals every year, Informa Connect’s courses are designed to provide individuals and employees with the knowledge and technical...more