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Policing, Security and Community Safety Professional Doctorate

Policing, Security and Community Safety Professional Doctorate

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

4 years

Start date

JAN-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Professional Doctorate

Subject areas

Police Services Crime Prevention Security

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Why study this course?

This course is the first ever doctorate degree designed for professionals working in law enforcement, policing, security, government and the private sector. It’s ideal for those wanting to hone their professional and research skills through a PhD-level qualification but with a more practical, career-orientated focus. The course aims to produce professionally competent and informed practitioners who have an understanding of wider policing theories and advanced research skills and abilities. Our graduates include highly placed policing and security professionals.

More about this course

This unique professional doctorate course provides both theoretical and relevant practical skills development for those who wish to further their careers in policing, security, community policing, legal occupations and social research methodology.

The course is international in nature with previous students coming from Canada and Africa, and EU and Caribbean countries as well as the UK. The course contains a balanced content of international law enforcement and security issues, and also local community level problems. The taught modules and assignments are tailored as much as possible to assist you in your thesis.

Thesis topics of previous students have included financial regulation, anti-terrorism, public confidence in the police, comparative international security issues, local community police and societal issues.

You'll become a professionally competent and informed practitioner with a sophisticated understanding of wider policing theories and advanced research skills and abilities. As well as developing teamwork, leadership and presentation skills, the course will help you acquire the skills and knowledge you need to tackle complex occupational or professional problems in challenging and diverse situations.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through reports, essays, presentations and a thesis.

After the course

The course will be of direct benefit to law enforcement officers who wish to progress their careers through a high-level doctoral qualification. As this qualification is more interactive and practical than a traditional PhD, it is an opportunity to gain a recognised qualification while making a significant contribution to your professional environment. Previous graduates have gone on to roles in the Crown Prosecution Service as barristers and as senior police officers with the London Metropolitan Police.

Modules

This module ensures that candidates have an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical contexts within which policing, security and community safety are constructed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£1,200 per module (Total 6 modules), £3250 per 12 months for thesis stage.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

£1,800 per module (Total 6 modules), £5,900 for 12 months of thesis stage.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will be required to have: an undergraduate degree; experience as a policing officer or law enforcement professional; at least three years of full-time experience in a senior role and already be making a significant contribution to policing policy or processes.

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more

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