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Policing is a vitally important public service that frequently deals with complex issues of public safety such as the safeguarding of vulnerable people and the protection of communities.The police service faces several critical challenges, such as the need to provide services with fewer resources, to target resources where they are needed most and to improve the service provided to communities. This course will give students the ability to help meet these challenges by applying advanced and
Policing is a vitally important public service that frequently deals with complex issues of public safety such as the safeguarding of vulnerable people and the protection of communities.
The police service faces several critical challenges, such as the need to provide services with fewer resources, to target resources where they are needed most and to improve the service provided to communities. This course will give students the ability to help meet these challenges by applying advanced and specialist knowledge and skills at the cutting edge of our understanding.
The general aim of the course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a leader at any level of policing and to drive continual improvement in policing practice by using and generating evidence about what strategies and tactics are most effective. You will study existing evidence on effective policing and how to produce new evidence that can help inform policing decisions. You will also undertake research, supported by an expert supervisor, using the most appropriate methods to answer policing questions that particularly interest you.
During your studies, you will encounter opportunities to build your understanding of policing in an international context through specialist modules and your interaction with students from our accompanying MSc courses in International Law Enforcement and Management of Fraud Investigation.
This course is aimed at students who have an undergraduate degree in policing, criminology or a related discipline, or who have equivalent knowledge of policing gained through professional practice.
What you'll study
This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills need to become a leader at any level of policing and to drive continual improvement in policing practice. The flexible design of the course means that there are opportunities for students to achieve either a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or full Masters (MSc).
How you’re taught
The course is delivered on a blended learning platform, with learning taking place both within a classroom environment and through our dedicated online platform.Teaching methods will include, lecturers, group workshops, problem-based learning, guided independent study and a Capstone Project.
This course will use a variety of teaching methods to help you develop an advanced understanding of policing leadership and the skills needed to be a leader at all levels of policing. The course is delivered on a blended learning platform, with learning taking place both within a classroom environment and through our dedicated online platform.
Assessment on the course involve written assessments, report writing, presentations and group work. All modules will have at least one formative assessment, which will not count towards your final grade, these assessments will give you the opportunity to get feedback to help improve your work.
Careers and employability
This course is primarily targeted at those in employment within policing services in the UK who are seeking to build their leadership skills for potential career enhancement. This course is designed to provide you with the qualification that signals advanced knowledge and skills, which can help to accelerate your career progression. For those from outside the policing service, this course will provide a route into policing leadership.
The Masters level qualification is specifically designed to build leadership and advanced analytical skills (through research) that are often requisites for career advancement.
Students will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally 2.2 or above). Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. You will be required to demonstrate how your experiences and knowledge would enable you to study this course at Masters-level in your Personal Statement.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students.
The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught postgraduate courses, professional courses and research degrees.
Whether you are looking to further your knowledge in a chosen subject, improve your prospects or want to change careers, NTU has the course for you. The combination of academic excellence, focused support and student experience makes them a popular choice for postgraduate students across the world.
Nottingham Trent University students on Postgraduate Search say:
“I have really enjoyed getting to know the city and Nottingham Trent University.
Where you'll study
Nottingham Trent University
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