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Applied Policing Practice, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

Who is this course for?

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. 

Applied Policing Practice degree offered at Canterbury Christ Church University supports students in developing their knowledge and their research interests.Key to this programme is also leadership and management which is critical to the success of any police reform and local organisational 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 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.

Programme Structure

We expect that a significant amount of the study programme will be through the delivery of four modules (dependant on which post graduate option the student chooses to take):

  • Organisation, development and leadership: Leadership, management, decision making and reform.
  • Evidence based Interventions: Evidence based policing, evaluation and the use of research in problem solving.
  • Action research and research methodology. These two modules will provide the opportunity to learn about different research approaches and the issues around applying them in the workplace.
  • Year two will focus on the completion of a dissertation with one to one support from a supervisor. This will utilise the skills students glean from the research methods module and provide some useful local research for the force area.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Lectures, seminars and tutorials will normally be offered in London and 4 study weekends in Canterbury. 
  • For example, this acadmic year there were 6 sessions in London 2/3 hours long, and 4 study weekends which are across Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday afternoon.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Part-time: £3,850

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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