Taught course

Evidence Informed Practice

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Qualifications
PGDipMAPGCert

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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a minimum 2:2 in a policing studies or related social sciences discipline
  • or
  • a strong portfolio demonstrating appropriate equivalent skills in the workplace
Additional information
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 (6.0 in writing) in each component)
  • Pearson PTE Academic 61 (minimum 59 (61 in writing) in each component for UKVI purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

LJMU's Evidence-Informed Practice PgDip is designed for ‘in-service’ criminal justice professionals who want to develop research skills.
  • Develop your research skills enabling you to generate research findings that contribute to the development of criminal justice policy and practice
  • Study over 2 years
  • Learn via LJMU-based study days, online learning and independent study
  • Undertake practice-relevant research to stimulate work-related learning for your employer
  • Follow this hybrid programme developed as a result of the successful delivery of the Police Knowledge Fund Project in partnership with Merseyside Police, the Home Office, College of Policing and HEFCE
The programme will enhance your awareness of, and engagement with, research and (good/best) practice-informed evidence in the development of operational criminal justice practice.
Building on the momentum of the successfully delivered Police Knowledge Fund, ​which developed participants' research skills and communication of often complex and sensitive findings, the programme draws on the fantastic wealth of interdisciplinary collaborations within the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies. The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies has the capacity to source expertise beyond the immediate spheres of criminal justice and policing. Calling on partners specialising in STEM and
Quantitative Social Sciences disciplines, the Centre will draw on their capacity to better understand and develop understandings of new and future challenges for criminal justice and offender management policies to engage with.
Through the work-based research module you will be supported in constructing individual research projects that have a clear focus on positively impacting your own professional practice. They will outline manifest policy change or enhance a critical understanding of the challenges to creating greater efficiencies and enhanced performance in service provision.
Applicants will need a clear ambition to develop, and commit to the development of, a work-based research project designed to positively impact the operational practice of criminal justice

Information for international students

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Please be aware that the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your tuition fees. Learn more about your fee status and which tuition fees are relevant to you.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)151 231 5090