The MSc Criminal Investigation develops your knowledge of contemporary theory and practices in criminal investigation, relevant legislation, and information relating to criminal justice studies and criminal law. The student-centred nature of teaching and assessment allows you to tailor your studies to your own areas of personal or professional interests. The dissertation module particularly enables extended research in a related area specific to your interests or career requirements.
Course modules focus both on practical investigative guidance and procedures, and current perspectives and requirements in law. The teaching team draw on their specific research interests to deliver enhanced knowledge and appreciation of the module content.
You develop recognised subject-specific knowledge and understanding, cognitive, intellectual, practical, professional and generic key skills and qualities, which have a directly beneficial effect on future employability, whether in the legal profession or in subject-related disciplines, including academia. You will be equipped to contribute to and inform policy-making decisions in your chosen sector.
Studying this course will:
• develop your cognitive-intellectual, practical-professional and generic key skills
• develop your research skills enabling you to conduct your research successfully towards more specialist fields of enquiry for your dissertation
• facilitate appreciation of complex knowledge, theory and concepts appropriate to postgraduate studies
• enable you to plan, manage and evaluate your own learning to become an independent lifelong learner.
Top reasons to study this course:
> This degree puts you in the position of the senior investigating officer when considering the practice of investigation of major crime.
> You will develop transferrable problem-solving and analytical skills to explore and identify solutions to issues.
> You are encouraged to appreciate alternative views and beliefs
> If you are already working in the Criminal Justice Sector it will enhance your understanding. If not, it will help you to develop a professional and in depth appreciation of investigation.