MSc Strategic Policing

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Key course details

Location Online
Duration Part-time, 2 Years
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Are you a serving police officer with a desire to climb the career ladder and experience exciting new job opportunities?

Our MSc Strategic Policing is designed to enhance the careers of police officers, like you, who want to become leaders in the future.

We’ve developed our course in consultation with partner forces and the College of Policing to ensure its relevance to contemporary police work and with the changing educational requirements of policing in mind.

You will learn how to approach the issues and the contemporary challenges that modern day policing faces, including extremism, human security in global contexts and strategic partnerships for community engagement.

And, you can choose from a large range of modules that relate to your specialisms, so that your MSc matches your career aspirations and will be of real benefit and help you get ahead of the game.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

We know that it can be hard to strike the balance between lifestyle, shifts and studies, and so, you can learn conveniently and flexibly online at a pace to suit you.

But you won’t feel like you are studying alone. You will have plenty of support from your own personal tutor, easily connect with fellow students through our online software and attend workshops at either our Carlisle or London campuses.

  • We are a Centre of Excellence for Policing Studies
  • Tutors include former serving police officers and professionals from across the criminal justice sector. They bring their wealth of experience to their teaching
  • Study on our course without having gained a degree. We consider applications on an individual basis based on rank and role
  • Study module-by-module at a pace to suit you, with no requirement to have to study for the full MSc
  • We have a wide network of contacts throughout the Criminal Justice Service to boost networking opportunities
  • Guest speakers from a range of specialist police areas will improve your knowledge and understanding
  • Modules have been designed to complement and enhance traditional police training
  • Assessments are linked to operational expectations
  • We ensure everything we teach matches the ever-changing world of professional policing
  • Opportunity to undertake a piece of work-based research
  • Link-up with officers from other policing areas to share ideas and experiences, improving your own skills and knowledge of policing

Through a range of theory, practical work and reflection on your own operational experiences, we will help you enhance your strategic thinking and management skills so that you can become an effective leader.

So, if you are looking to better your qualifications to enhance your career chances, having an MSc in Strategic Policing will prove to be highly beneficial.

Graduate destinations

While it is expected that students joining this course will already be working in policing, this programme can be used to develop CPD and enhance career opportunities.