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Criminal Investigation with Policing Studies (Hons)

36 months
15250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Criminal Investigation with Policing Studies (Hons) BA degree offered at De Montfort University enables you explore the criminal justice system, its legislative context, and the leadership and management of contemporary issues in policing and develop the knowledge to become a professional practitioner in the public or private policing sector.


The Criminal Investigation with Policing Studies (Hons) BA degree at De Montfort University can teach you the skills to become a professional practitioner in the public or private policing sector. This programme is the ideal choice if you’re interested in studying policing or criminal investigation but do not necessarily wish to pursue a career in the police service. This provides opportunities for you to pursue a career as an investigator or intelligence officer in other law enforcement agencies.

Taught by policing and criminology academics with substantial experience of criminal justice practice, in the first year you will get an introduction to criminology and the profession of policing, as well as learn how to research in the crime and justice sector and gain an understanding of the criminal justice system. In years two and three, you will study topics covering the leadership and management of contemporary issues in policing, research for effective practice and multi-agency working, as well as complete a dissertation on a subject of your own choice. Both years will have a bespoke progressive investigation taught module, which is designed to develop your critical understanding of operational and critical incident investigations within public and private law enforcement agencies and within the Criminal Justice System. 

Graduate Careers

Graduates from this course can benefit from a wide variety of career choices, including the opportunity to pursue employment within public and private law and regulatory enforcement fields. Upon completion of this programme, work opportunities are also available within other agencies and related fields including Victim Support, HM Prison Service (HMPS), Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and youth work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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 112 points for the BA (Hons) from at least two A levels


  • 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 overall 112 UCAS tariff with at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. 
Other requirements:
  • Download and complete the international application form
  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A personal statement of at least 500 words explaining why you want to study your chosen course at DMU and any additional information that will support your application
  • A copy of your passport
  • One reference for undergraduate study, or two references for postgraduate study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Leicester

751 - 1426 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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