• Application Deadline
  • 54 months
    Duration

About

Ready to join the frontline of policing and investigation? Fast-track your career with a professional qualification that gives you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to get ahead.

On this Policing and Investigation (Distance Learning) (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you’ll:
  • Develop academic and professional expertise in policing and criminal investigation
  • Be taught by leading academics from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials
  • Join virtual study days with live seminars, interviews and question and answer sessions
  • Have optional opportunities to attend the University
  • Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus
  • Tailor your studies, by choosing units that match your interests and career ambitions
  • Have the chance to complete the course more quickly if you have relevant prior learning or work experience
  • Get a Certificate of Higher Education after 18 months and a Diploma of Higher Education after 36 months, even if you don't complete the full course
Careers and opportunities

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you prepare for a promotion or find a job that puts your skills to work in the field.

You’ll be ready to take on roles in areas such as:

  • the police
  • the civil service
  • local government

Graduates have also pursued roles in public and private sector organisations in roles such as:

  • criminal investigator
  • police staff
  • analyst and researcher

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from the Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 54 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      4.5 years part time distance learning
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Criminal Law and Legal Studies
  • Introduction to Investigations
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Social Context of Policing
  • Studying Criminology
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Frameworks of Investigation
  • Investigation: Psychology and Law
  • Police Operations and Policing Processes
  • Research Methods
  • Critical Issues in Public Protection Policing
  • Major Crime Investigation - Success and Failure
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Access to this course is open to all individuals subject to the approval of the course leader.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3080 GBP per year and a duration of 54 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time distance learning UK/EU: £3,080 p/a and £1,540 in year 5. 
  • Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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