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Criminal Investigation MSc

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    One Friar Gate Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

  • Advance your investigative career in law enforcement, finance, health and safety, social services and many other sectors
  • Develop the skills you need to conduct serious and complex investigations from beginning to end
  • Study for a qualification which reflects the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) occupational standards
  • Choose two specialist options in areas such as financial and digital investigation and intelligence and sexual offences, or choose a specialist pathway in investigating domestic abuse or investigating child sexual exploitation offences
  • Learn from an influential team of researchers and practitioners who draw upon more than a century of professional experience in investigation

How you will learn

You will study via a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work. Some elements of the course may be delivered via e-learning through group discussion boards and electronic resources, this enabling some degree of flexibility for you to study when it is convenient for you.

There is also a focus on being reflective, encouraging you to think about how the course is helping you to improve your professional and career development.

How you will be assessed

The emphasis is on continuous assessment across the course. You will compile portfolios of work to demonstrate the knowledge that you have acquired. Formative and summative assessment will include written assignments, presentations and group work.

Candidates who are completing the MSc stage will develop and submit for assessment an empirical dissertation research project on a relevant and topical challenge of choice.

Careers

Career destinations for our graduates include law enforcement, finance, social services, health and safety, benefit offices, insurance companies, and many other public and private sector organisations.

If you are already a serving investigation professional, this course enhances your continuing professional development – building on your existing experience and skills – while providing your organisation with new insights into investigation procedures. You will also develop and apply research and analysis skills to the standards of UK higher education accreditation at master’s level. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 106 6

    62nd out of 105 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    119 53%

    53rd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49.0 49%

    93rd

    28
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    32nd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    114 53%

    65th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    16th

    13

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