Police Leadership and Management MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
Duration and mode of study
Two years by distance learning.
March and September each year.
The course is open to people with a first- or second-class honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration will be given to applicants without an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate significant work experience and knowledge.
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £7,680
In an era in which policing is becoming devolved to local levels, officers and civilian employees face increased responsibilities for managing staff and resources, devising and implementing policing plans, accounting for budgets, and a host of administrative duties. These tasks require skill and knowledge that have not been traditional components of police training programmes. Equally, most other management courses focus on issues relevant to the private sector and do not take into account the public service dimensions that are central to policing. The MSc Police Leadership and Management programme will bridge the gap between the principles and requirements of policing as a public service and the techniques and principles of contemporary management. The programme provides professionals working in police forces, both in the UK and abroad, the opportunity to explore in depth key issues relevant to contemporary policing.
- Theories of Crime and Deviance
- Police Leadership in the 21st Century
- Research Methods
Option (three from the following):
- Crime and Penal Policy
- Leadership and Management
- Issues in Community Safety
- Issues in Criminal Justice
- Policing and Crime Prevention
- Policing, Disorder and Social Change
Teaching and assessment methods
The course is assessed by a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied. Each module lasts 12 weeks, three weeks of which are for writing the assignment. Approximately five months are allowed to prepare and complete the dissertation.