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The Criminal Investigation with Policing Studies (Hons) degree at De Montfort University  is a course designed for those who wish to study policing or criminal investigation, but do not necessarily want to join the police service.

The Criminal Investigation and Policing Studies degree enables you to develop the knowledge and experience to become a professional practitioner in the public or private policing sector. Explore the criminal justice system, its legislative context, as well as the leadership and management of contemporary issues in policing.

Taught by policing and criminology academics with substantial experience of criminal practice, in the first year of the course you will learn how to research in the crime and justice sector, gain an understanding of the criminal justice system and be given an introduction to criminology and the profession of policing.

Graduate Careers

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

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research, Equality and Diversity
  • The Criminal Justice System and its Legislative Context
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • The Profession of Policing
  • Leadership and Management of Contemporary Issues in Policing 
  • Researching for Effective Practice
  • Dissertation
  • Multi-Agency Working

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements


  • Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or English Literature

Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • A minimum of 104 points for the BA (Hons) from at least two A levels with a subject at grade C or above
  • BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Merit/Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Merit/Merit
International Baccalaureate
  • 24+ points

Access to HE Diploma 

  • Pass in QAA accredited Access to HE with at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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