• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration

About

The Policing and Criminal Investigation programme from University of Essex Online introduces many key topics relating to policing, psychology and criminal investigations.

You’ll discover the varied techniques used to investigate major crimes, such as homicide and sexual assault, while also critically reviewing effective police leadership and partnerships. The programme also has a strong focus on the role of psychology in supporting criminal investigations.

Using programme content created by tutors with considerable academic and professional senior policing and investigative experience, you’ll develop an in-depth knowledge of contemporary policing, criminological and psychological theory and social policy. 

After completing the programme you’ll also be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the changing nature of policing with a particular focus on leadership, social and government policy, and partnership working. You’ll also acquire a range of critical and analytical skills that can be used in a variety of different professional contexts.

Careers

The programme is dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. The online course give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

This PG Cert Policing and Criminal Investigation course will give you the skills needed to pursue a career in policing and/or investigation. The programme is also perfect for those who are already working in the police service or investigation and looking to enhance their career prospects.

The wide-ranging and challenging content will also help you to develop your intellectual capacity, research, analytical and cognitive skills through the acquisition of knowledge, problem-solving and reasoning.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Complex Criminal investigations
  • Practical Psychology for Policing
  • Policing: Leadership, Policy and Partnerships

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.

Work Experience

At least 5 years’ senior level work experience.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3536 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3536 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3536 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3536 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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