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Security, Intelligence and Investigative Practice (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The concept of security stretches from keeping assets safe to analysing how global events impact upon our lives then designing measures to address these needs.Our course provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of practices previously only available within a few public sector professions. Investigative practice skills are widely sought after by a wide range of employers.**Course Overview**Our foundation year is designed to help you to develop confidence and essential university skills which will enable you to progress onto our degree level programme.Security and intelligence has traditionally been associated with law enforcement and the military whereas our course merges skillsets gained in these environments with all aspects of the commercial world.The ability to identify and fill gaps of knowledge is a fundamental investigative requirement from crime to any other discipline requiring questions to be answered.Whether you are engaged in analysis, protective services, any part of the public sector or private business the elements of this course will feature in your professional and private life.This course provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of practices previously only available within a few public sector professions.**On this course you will...**- Gain a professional and ethical understanding of how to recognise security risks in a variety of environments.- Learn to recognise intelligence gathering opportunities, access material and data in a legal and ethical manner.- Learn to analyse threat and design solutions needed to minimise them.- Explore how to meet the diverse needs of employees.- Explore investigative techniques and develop a detective skillset.**What you will learn**You will identify the three threads (security, intelligence and investigative practice) this programme is built on. These three threads are interrelated and will help to further develop your understanding of the bigger picture of security, intelligence and investigative practice.You will learn to use these threads to solve problems in a multivariable environment.The modules build from introductory, enabling you to have a firm understanding through to a strategic international perspective in line with contemporary security, intelligence and investigative demands.**Year one**- Essential University Skills One- Contemporary Issues and the Media- Introduction to Policing, Criminology and Law- Essential University Skills Two- Families, Communities & the Criminal Justice System- Professional Practice in the Community**Year two**- Intelligence, Structures and Products- Managing Criminal Enquiries- Crime Scene Investigation- Operational Security- Cyber Security- Evolution of threat**Year three**- Investigative Interviewing- Serious Organised Crime Investigations- Covert Operations- Security Risk Management- Digital Intelligence- Practical Action Research (optional module)- Forecasting Future Challenges (optional module)**Year four**- Global Threats & Risk Principles- Safeguarding Society- Freedoms and Protections- Extremism- Dissertation/ Work Based Project

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 8,760per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

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