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Criminal Investigation with Policing Studies BA (Hons)

The Criminal Investigation with Policing Studies degree enables you to become a professional and reflective practitioner in the public or private policing sector. It is a course designed for those who wish to study policing or criminal investigation, but do not necessarily want to join the police service.

University Open Day, Saturday 14 October 2017, book your place.

Overview

Reasons to study Criminal Investigation with Policing Studies at DMU:

  • 98 per cent graduate employability
    Health and Life Sciences students in work or study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015/16) Specialise your learning with one of two pathways: Contemporary Policing or Investigative Management
  • Tailor your learning to your career interests
    with one of two learning pathways: Contemporary Policing or Investigative Management
  • Teaching by a team of practice-based policing and criminology academics
    and research teams, who will support you to broaden your understanding of the sector; keeping you up-to-date with contemporary issues and debates
  • Benefit from the consistently outstanding teaching and learning on offer
    which recently earnt DMU a gold ranking in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Join DMU’s student Policing and Criminology societies
    enhancing your university experience through intellectually stimulating seminars and social events
  • Rated in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK by UCAS
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Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer a scholarship for this course.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2017. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.


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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: 5LN3

Duration: Three years full-time

Location: De Montfort University, Leicester UK. You may also have to attend Inter-Professional Education (IPE) sessions and community experiences that are not necessarily based at the university. 

Fees and funding: For 2018/19 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

Our dedicated #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from placement locations.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

 

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Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: 5LN3

Duration: Three years full-time 

Location: De Montfort University, Leicester UK. You may also have to attend Inter-Professional Education (IPE) sessions and community experiences that are not necessarily based at the university.

Fees and funding: £11,750 

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

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Entry criteria

GCSEs

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English

Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • A minimum of 104 points for the BA (Hons) from at least two A levels with a subject at grade C or above

BTEC

  • BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Merit/Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Merit/Merit

International Baccalaureate : 24+ points

Access to HE Diploma 

Pass in QAA accredited Access to HE with at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

We may still consider applicants that do not meet the GCSE requirements providing they can demonstrate ability or attainment in these subjects in an alternative way; usually through work experience, alternative qualifications or by a University admissions test or interview. All such applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

Interview required: No

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Teaching contact hours

 

 

First Year

  • Research, Equality and Diversity
  • The Criminal Justice System and its Legislative Context 
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • The Profession of Policing

Second Year

  • Electives
  • Leadership and Management of Contemporary Issues in Policing (I)
  • Researching for Effective Practice 

Plus choose from either:

  • Contemporary Policing pathway - Critical Incident Management and Leadership (I)
  • Investigative Management pathway - Investigative Management and Leadership (I)

 

Third Year

  • Dissertation
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • Leadership and Management of Contemporary Issues in Policing (II) 

Plus, depending on your chosen pathway:

  • Contemporary Policing pathway
    – Critical Incident Management
    and Leadership (II)

or,

  • Investigative Management
    pathway – Investigative
    Management and Leadership (II)

 

A variety of teaching methods, include:

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Seminars
  • Desk-top exercises
  • Workshops
  • E-learning
  • Specialist guest lectures from practitioners
  • Visits to practitioners in action

Assessment methods include:

  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Phase Tests
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Case-study critiques
  • Desk-top, simulated exercises
  • Policy books
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation

All of which will be developed as you progress through the course.

Your precise timetable will depend on your modules, however, typical teaching time is approximately 9 hours each week. In addition, you will also be expected to achieve approximately 20 hours of self-directed study.

Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the optional modules you choose to study. However, typically you will have up to 9 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Medium group teaching: approx. 1 hour of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week

Large group teaching: approx. 8 hours of lectures each week

Personal study: approx. 20 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities, etc.

In addition, you will attend in the region of approx. 8 hours of Inter-Professional Education (IPE) each academic year.

In the second year you may also have the opportunity (subject to availability) to complete an 80 hour community placement.

Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences 

facilities

Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Library

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.

During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.

We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.

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Additional costs

It is likely there will be some additional costs wherever you choose to study. Here at DMU, we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist laboratories and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs, which vary from course to course. We provide full details of all course fees, but these extra costs may include general living expenses, field trips, travel for work placement opportunities, materials, additional text books and others such as supplementary printing.

Opportunities and careers

CCJ Policing Placements

Placements

During your studies you may have the opportunity to carry out 80 hours of community placement, which will be spread throughout your second year.

These learning experiences will enhance your real-world insight and understanding informing your dissertation in your final year.

CCJ Policing Graduate

Graduate Careers

Graduates from this programme will have opportunities for employment within public and private law and regulatory enforcement fields. Opportunities also exist within a number of other agencies and related fields including;

  • Youth justice
  • Community safety and crime prevention
  • Domestic violence and victim support
  • Prisons and probation
  • Drug and alcohol services

 

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International experiences can help you differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market. We offer fantastic opportunities throughout Europe and further afield which will help you gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our #DMUglobal and Erasmus schemes.

Recent global experiences have included summer schools in Turkey, Japan and South Korea, giving students the opportunity to learn alongside students from around the world, study unique modules and explore the cities of Istanbul, Fukuoka and Seoul.

 

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience. We are happy to help guide you through the process and answer any questions you might have. 

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We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with nine halls of residence – and around 2,300 rooms – all of which are within easy walking distance of the campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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We have a dedicated team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. From finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support during your studies - our support team can help directly or point you in the right direction of someone who can. Find out more.

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