Taught course

Policing and Law Enforcement Investigation

Edge Hill University · Law, Criminology and Policing

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject.

Relevant professional qualifications and/or appropriate work experience will also be considered. This will allow for the recruitment of current police officers, police staff and staff from other law enforcement agencies with significant related work experience.

For applicants who don't have a second-class honours degree, an interview will usually form part of the selection process.

Months of entry


Course content

Already a police officer or member of police staff? Working within a law enforcement agency? Or keen to kickstart your career in law enforcement? We’ve designed this course for anyone who wants to take charge of investigations, perform lead roles in intelligence and play a key role in tackling crime across the UK.

To prepare you for your future in investigations, we’ll focus on building the practical and theoretical skills you need. This involves exploring the strategies within investigation plans, including forensics, witnesses and scene management.

Shape your policing and law enforcement studies with opportunities to explore different areas. Choose from optional modules that include; disclosure, cybercrime – detection investigation and enforcement, public protection, vulnerability and risk, and forensic opportunities in investigation.

At the same time as boosting your expertise, you’ll develop sought-after advanced research skills. Employers will also value your other transferrable skills in communication, critical analysis, time management, teamwork and problem-solving.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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