Policing and Criminal Investigation, M.Sc. | Liverpool John Moores University | Liverpool, United Kingdom
M.Sc. On Campus

Policing and Criminal Investigation

12 months
16900 GBP/year
8660 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Study for a Policing and Criminal Investigation MSc at Liverpool John Moores University  and work with crime victims and witnesses to enhance your knowledge and key skills in this area.


Policing and Criminal Investigation MSc at Liverpool John Moores University  programme will challenge your intellect and encourage you to explore and critically analyse key developments in the field of criminal investigations and policing. You will consider links between investigation, forensics and psychology, and by working with crime victims and witnesses, you will gain practical skills and knowledge to enable you to operate as a crime investigator.


This programme prepares you for further study, employment or new roles in your current profession.

Policing and other related public sector fields currently suffer a skills gap in relation to quantitative research. This programme aims to fill that gap. It teaches the advanced skills of research, conceptualisation, analysis, argument, and presentation – all highly valued in many areas of employment.

Students with an interest in pursuing an academic path will be encouraged to progress to PhD level. This MSc plays an important development role in this process.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policing in Context 
  • Advanced Research Skills 
  • Advanced Investigation Skills 
  • Forensic and Medicolegal Death 
  • Forensic Cognition: Violence and Victims 
  • Investigative Interviewing 
  • Dissertation - Policing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • evidence of current and relevant academic learning, including a Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) qualification and/or relevant CPD learning
  • Additional information:
  • Pearson requirements: 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8660 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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