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MSc International Policing (Distance Learning)

Course Description

MSc International Policing is specially devised for law enforcement professionals, especially in developing countries. This postgraduate award provides a modern, problem orientated, democratic and community based approach to policing.

The MSc International Policing course will enhance your understanding and practical application of modern policing models and partnership working. You will study modern management, leadership styles and practices, the policing of security sectors and consensus-driven policing.

To gain an extra perspective, you will study some modules alongside students on the MSc Community and Partnerships programme.

What You Will Study

Postgraduate Certificate:

Operational Planning and Investigation
Strategic Management and Leadership in the Police
International Comparisons in Policing or Security Sector Reform

Postgraduate Diploma:

Problem-orientated Partnerships
Community Safety
Researching Contemporary Issues
Neighbourhood Analysis and Performance


This award requires completion of a Dissertation Development module and a dissertation.

How You Will Study

This award is delivered through online, distance learning, which enables you to combine your studies with work-based learning. You will interact with other professionals through a specially designed virtual learning system, which includes virtual forums and discussion groups.

Your learning will be supported by the course team, textbooks and related documents supplied by the University.
Assessment will be work-based, including essays and reflections on discussion groups.
Online delivery also means there is no set start date for this award.
Modules start at various times of the year and new students are welcome to join whenever a new module begins.

How does this course make me employable?

This award is designed for law enforcement practitioners, including police officers. This creative, flexible course is aimed at law enforcement professionals who want to gain a postgraduate award that accredits their standing in this field and to network with other practitioners. The knowledge, skills and insights gained on this course should support self development and enable you to enhance the quality of performance in your organisation.

Visit the MSc International Policing (Distance Learning) page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Usually via an undergraduate Honours degree in an appropriate area, or through evidence by portfolio of professional competence.Applicants may also be subject to an interview, which may be via telephone.

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