Taught course

Policing and Criminal Justice

Canterbury Christ Church University · Law and Criminal Justice Studies

Entry requirements

The minimum academic requirement is a 2:2 degree in an appropriate discipline such as police studies, criminology, social sciences or law; degrees in other disciplines may also be considered appropriate.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is ideal for you if you are interested in a career in policing and law enforcement.

It will enable you to gain a greater understanding of the complex nature of policing and its relationship with the criminal justice system.

The course is designed to give you an integrated knowledge of policing and criminal justice. It explores both the theoretical foundations of policing and criminal justice and the application of this knowledge to contemporary issues of crime, social control and justice.

The course provides a sound theoretical basis in policing and studies, as well as a detailed understanding of the complex nature of crime and the criminal justice system. It addresses traditional subjects such as community policing and philosophies of policing, but also criminal investigation and European policing.

Develop skills of research and analysis

A key focus of the course is to enable you to undertake research in the area of policing and criminal justice. Lectures include a number of case studies of ‘real life’ research undertaken by academic staff in the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies.

Experience postgraduate study in a stimulating and supportive environment

Our programme is underpinned by high quality tutorial support provided by the University’s academic staff. You'll benefit from joining a course which is:

  • taught by enthusiastic experts;
  • based on research-led teaching;
  • enhanced by regular special guest speakers;
  • enjoyed by a diverse community;
  • a supportive learning environment;
  • supported by state-of-the-art facilities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Sofia Graca