Taught course

Strategic Leadership in Emergency Services and Law Enforcement

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

Learn to lead responses to serious and critical incidents. Discover the challenges and complexities of working in this area. Understand the legal requirements in place and the responsibilities you’ll have as a leader. Designed and delivered by former senior professional police officers and academic experts, this taught Masters provides a practical and theoretical approach to the ever-increasing complexities of strategic leadership. Learn through roleplay and problem-solving exercises to explore real-life scenarios. We’ll cover how to manage competing operational and organisational demands, as well as the wider strategic implications of critical and major incident management. At the same time, you’ll develop knowledge of advanced research methods and transferable skills to help you stand out after you graduate. Being able to make decisions while under pressure will also be key. To prepare you for this part of working in the police, you’ll learn to respond to intense situations in a safe space – our brand new Immersive Simulation Suite. Is MSc Strategic Leadership in Emergency Services and Law Enforcement right for you? You might work in the emergency service or at a law enforcement agency. Perhaps you’re already in a leadership position and want to advance your experience. Maybe you’ve recently finished your undergraduate studies. Whatever your background, we’ll set you up for success in this area.

Fees and funding

Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/strategic-leadership-in-emergency-services-and-law-enforcement/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


You will be assessed through a combination of essays, roleplay and problem-solving exercises based on real-life scenarios, as well as a 15,000-word dissertation.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171