MSc Criminal Investigation

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  • Objectives
    The course contributes to your professional, intellectual and personal development. The modules are delivered by academics (a number of whom have experience as practitioners), experienced investigators and relevant experts who have published in their field.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should normally have a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant field. However, those who have relevant professional qualifications and/or relevant experience will also be considered. Applicants without the normal entry requirements will be required to undertake a skills audit and directed reading before submitting a 2,000-word essay on a related topic.
  • Academic title
    MSc Criminal Investigation
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The programme consists of the core modules Investigation of Homicide and Organised Crime, Underpinning Law and Human Rights, Research Skills and a dissertation in a relevant area of criminal investigation. You will also be able to choose from a number of options dealing with Lawful and Unlawful Killing, Cyber Crime and Computer Investigation, International Criminal Law and Young Offenders and the Criminal Law.

    Graduates will be equipped to work within, or progress their existing careers in, law enforcement or crime investigation.

    You'll develop your skills in the challenging and dynamic field of criminal investigation. This multidisciplinary programme will challenge you intellectually and enhance your professional ability.

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    Core modules

    Investigation of Homicide and Organised Crime
    This module will give you an in-depth understanding of homicide and equivocal death investigation in the UK. You will also develop an in-depth understanding of organised crime in the UK, its international connections and differing law enforcement responses. A case study will give you the opportunity to critically analyse the impact of investigative practices on transnational organised crime.

    Underpinning Law and Human Rights

    If you already have substantial knowledge of law or law enforcement and procedure, this module will develop your understanding English law sources and the structure of the English legal system.

    Research Skills
    This module will equip you with the necessary research skills to study effectively at master’s level and complete a dissertation.

    Two option modules from:

    -Lawful and unlawful killing
    -The criminal liability of companies
    -International criminal law
    -European responses to crime
    -Young offenders and the criminal law
    -Money laundering
    -Forensic accounting
    -Cyber crime and the criminal use of computers
    -A number of forensic and crime scene options

    And a dissertation on a relevant subject

    Mode of delivery

    -Guest speakers from various fields of investigation
    -Lecture, seminar and workshop blend
    -Real case studies
    -Student centred
    -Guided reading
    -Research skills development

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