Taught course

Strategic Policing

University of Cumbria · Policing and Criminal Justice Studies

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Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in a related subject.

The MSc is aimed at serving police officers and staff who hold a suitable role which will allow them to fully engage with the programme's intended learning outcomes and assessment strategy.

Applications for direct entry will be considered based on previous learning and experience as a police officer.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you a serving police officer with a desire to climb the career ladder and experience exciting new job opportunities?

Our MSc Strategic Policing is designed to enhance the careers of police officers, like you, who want to become leaders in the future.

We’ve developed our course in consultation with partner forces and the College of Policing to ensure its relevance to contemporary police work and with the changing educational requirements of policing in mind.

You will learn how to approach the issues and the contemporary challenges that modern day policing faces, including extremism, human security in global contexts and strategic partnerships for community engagement.

And, you can choose from a large range of modules that relate to your specialisms, so that your MSc matches your career aspirations and will be of real benefit and help you get ahead of the game.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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0333 920 9730