The Criminal Investigation and Policing Studies degree enables you to become a professional and reflective practitioner in the public or private policing sector. It is a course designed for those who wish to study policing or criminal investigation, but do not necessarily want to join the police service.
Reasons to study Criminal Investigation and Policing Studies at DMU:
- 100% of Criminal Investigation and Policing Studies graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report [above the sector average of 94.6%]
- Tailor your learning to your career interests
with teaching informed by sector leads in investigations
- Teaching by a team of practice-based policing and criminology academics
and research teams, who will support you to broaden your understanding of the sector; keeping you up-to-date with contemporary issues and debates
- Join DMU’s student Policing and Criminology societies
enhancing your university experience through intellectually stimulating seminars and social events
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
Structure and assessment
- Researching Crime and Justice
- The Criminal Justice System and its Legislative Context
- Introduction to Criminology
- The Profession of Policing
- Leadership and Management of Contemporary Issues in Policing (I)
- Researching for Effective Practice
- Elective Modules
- Investigative Management – Investigative Management and Leadership (I)
- Multi-Agency Working
- Leadership and Management of Contemporary Issues in Policing (II)
- Investigative Management – Investigative Management and Leadership (II)
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.
During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.
We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.
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It is likely there will be some additional costs wherever you choose to study. Here at DMU, we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist laboratories and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs, which vary from course to course. We provide full details of all course fees, but these extra costs may include general living expenses, field trips, travel for work placement opportunities, materials, additional text books and others such as supplementary printing.
Opportunities and careers
During your studies you may have the opportunity to undertake a placement year, which will be spread throughout your second year. This has seen previous students work at the IOPC, Trading Standards Institute as well as Leicestershire Police Investigations.
These learning experiences will enhance your real-world insight and understanding informing your dissertation in your final year.
Graduates from this programme will have opportunities for employment within public and private law and regulatory enforcement fields. Opportunities also exist within a number of other agencies and related fields including;
- Youth justice
- Community safety and crime prevention
- Domestic violence and victim support
- Prisons and probation
- Drug and alcohol services
International experiences can help you differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market. We offer fantastic opportunities throughout Europe and further afield which will help you gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our #DMUglobal and Erasmus schemes.
Recent global experiences have included summer schools in Turkey, Japan and South Korea, giving students the opportunity to learn alongside students from around the world, study unique modules and explore the cities of Istanbul, Fukuoka and Seoul.