Taught course

Applied Criminology and Police Management (Senior Leaders’ Master’s Degree Apprenticeship)

University of Cambridge · Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 Honours Degree.

There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion but such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course. Such non-standard applicants would normally be senior police officers (at least Inspector or above) or senior civilian personnel working with police agencies or in public-sector organisations concerned with crime and police-related operations.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Applied Criminology and Police Management has the following aims:

  • To introduce senior police officers and suitably qualified others to some of the most important research and theory in applied criminology and policing management
  • Develop the skills necessary to locate, analyse and apply research to police operational strategies and tactics
  • Develop the conceptual knowledge and understanding necessary to evaluate research methods and findings
  • Develop capabilities in communicating the results of their research, conclusions and proposals in both written and oral form

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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