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About this courseStudy for a Policing and Criminal Investigation MSc at LJMU and work with crime victims and witnesses to enhance your knowledge and key skills in this area.Explore investigative issues to gain the knowledge and practical skills to operate as a crime investigator in serious and complex casesConsider the links between investigation, forensics and psychologyWork with crime victims and witnessesChoose this programme if you are a serving officer or about to embark on a policing or
About this course
Study for a Policing and Criminal Investigation MSc at LJMU and work with crime victims and witnesses to enhance your knowledge and key skills in this area.
Explore investigative issues to gain the knowledge and practical skills to operate as a crime investigator in serious and complex cases
Consider the links between investigation, forensics and psychology
Work with crime victims and witnesses
Choose this programme if you are a serving officer or about to embark on a policing or academic career
Look forward to excellent employment opportunities in policing/investigative work, private investigation and with bodies such as Trading Standards and the Inland Revenue
Progress to doctorate study
Whether your career aspirations lie in investigative work within the police service, within private security or with other public bodies such as the Inland Revenue and Trading Standards, this new MSc will develop your investigative skills and prepare you for career success. Working with crime victims and witnesses, you will explore the links between investigation, forensics and psychology.
You will receive specialist supervision and study within a diverse community of fellow researchers. Staff have significant research expertise in a wide range of fields including: Data Science; Cyber Security; Evidence-Based Practice; Forensic Science; Leadership, Governance and Ethics; Professional Development and Knowledge Exchange; Transnational and Public Order Policing; Urban Intelligence and Informatics; Victimology and Domestic Violence; Serious and Organised Crime and Intelligence Led policing.
The 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.
How learning is monitored on your programme
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.
Assessment methods on this programme include: academic essays; annotated bibliographies; reflective research exercises; position papers; exams; reports; case studies; portfolios; online blogs and wikis; workplace practice; posters; oral presentations (individual and group); debates; reviews; group work and the dissertation/research project.
You will need: a minimum 2:2 in Policing, Criminology, Criminal Justice or a related subject or evidence of current and relevant academic learning, including a Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) qualification and/or relevant CPD learning.
Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries.
A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties:
Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Business and Law
Engineering and Technology
The International Study Centre gives international students a direct route onto postgraduate degrees on completion of their pre-masters programmes. It is an excellent location for any student who wishes to enhance their education in the UK and develop their employability prospects.
Liverpool as a city is one of the friendliest and most welcoming in the UK.
Where you'll study
Egerton Court (Headquarters)
2 Rodney Street