Taught course

Applied Criminology and Police Management

University of Cambridge · Institute of Criminology

Entry requirements

Standard applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.1 honours degree or overseas equivalent.

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:

  • offer an up-to-date and high-quality course, introducing senior police officers and suitably qualified others to some of the most important theory and research in applied criminology and policing management
  • develop the skills necessary to locate, interpret and analyse research and other relevant source materials
  • develop the conceptual understanding necessary to evaluate research methods and findings
  • facilitate course members in communicating the results of their ideas, research and its conclusions in written form, as well as orally
  • enhance the capacity of course members to apply current research in applied criminology and police management to aspects of their work.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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