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Liverpool John Moores University: Policing and Law Enforcement Leadership

Institution Liverpool John Moores University View institution profile
Department School of Policing Studies
Telephone 0151 231 5175
Study type Taught


LJMU's MSc in Policing and Law Enforcement Leadership explores challenges facing contemporary law enforcement and how effective leadership can address them.

  • Study at the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies (LCAPS) which is licensed by the College of Policing to deliver Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) programmes
  • Embark on a programme designed as a higher qualification for those in supervisory, management and leadership roles
  • Reflect on your individual and team approaches to leadership in an increasingly complex environment
  • Learn from active researchers, former and serving officers, and subject specialists
  • Participate in a variety of masterclasses throughout the academic year delivered by experts. Previous speakers include: the Director of Public Prosecutions and a former UN peacekeeper

During your studies, you will discuss and debate the major issues facing organisations, such as austerity and the changing nature of demand. You will be supported to reflect on your individual and team approaches to leadership and will explore the role of policing and law enforcement agencies in the wider context of society.

Since its creation in 2015, LCAPS has developed well-established relationships with a number of police and law enforcement agencies, particularly Merseyside Police, so we are well placed to attract serving officers and staff to study at LJMU.

During the development of this programme, we have been working with our partners to develop opportunities for students to gain practical law enforcement experience during their studies, which could include short placements in a number of agencies. Similarly, there may be opportunities to send students to study for short periods of time in academic institutions abroad, as part of the university’s Go Global programme. Any opportunities will be discussed with interested students as and when they are available.

Teaching in the Centre for Advanced Policing Studies aims to combine academic rigour with critical attention to policy and practice agendas; proactively supporting workforce development, collaborating with policy makers and practitioners to provide a world-leading, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary teaching portfolio. LCAPS tutors include a mixture of academics and former practitioners from various disciplines including law, intelligence and policing, with former officers from ranging from Constable to Chief Constable. The Centre delivers a range of degrees covering a gamut of learning requirements and including experiential masters, distance learning and career partnership CPDs.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)


Founded in 1823, LJMU is ranked in the top 500 higher education institutions in the world* and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers with over 96%** in work or further study six months after graduation.

LJMU is a leading research institution and 96% of the research submitted for the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) was considered of international quality or better.

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