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University of West London: Policing

Institution University of West London
Department School of Human and Social Sciences
Study type Taught


Be more strategic as you respond to the modern challenges of policing with MSc in Policing.

This course provides you a transformative learning experience which responds to the changing needs of society.

You can study MSc Policing or choose to specialise with the following pathways:

MSc Policing (International Policing) MSc Policing (Leadership and Management) MSc Policing (Investigating Serious Crime). All pathways will challenge you to stretch your strategic and critical thinking, and to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies to create innovative and sophisticated responses to threats such as cybercrime, violence against women and girls, terrorism, organised crime, or other emerging needs within public protection.

Focusing on working within diverse and complex communities; the course is grounded by key underpinning themes including:

  • Community working

  • Valuing diversity

  • Inclusion

  • Equality

  • Safeguarding

  • Ethical policing practice.

The MSc in Policing is intended for:

Police officers considering progressing their careers into specialisms or for promotion and others with an interest in studying policing as an academic or researcher Individuals from community safety and and policing fields who wish to develop into specialist roles Those involved in advanced study of policing for instance those who have completed the undergraduate degree in policing and wish to take their learning further.


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