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In an era in which policing is becoming devolved to local levels, officers and civilian employees face increased responsibilities for managing staff and resources, devising and implementing policing plans, accounting for budgets, and a host of administrative duties. These tasks require skill and knowledge that have not been traditional components of police training programmes. Equally, most other management courses focus on issues relevant to the private sector and do not take into account the public service dimensions that are central to policing. The MSc Police Leadership and Management programme will bridge the gap between the principles and requirements of policing as a public service and the techniques and principles of contemporary management. The programme provides professionals working in police forces, both in the UK and abroad, the opportunity to explore in depth key issues relevant to contemporary policing. Course Structure and Assessment The course is based on continuous assessment, with each of the six modules comprising a written paper of 4,000 words. Each module lasts 12 weeks, three weeks of which are set aside for you to write your assignment. All six modules must be successfully completed to attain the Postgraduate Diploma in Police Leadership and Management. The final stage towards your MSc degree is the completion of a dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words. You will have approximately five months to complete your dissertation. Module One: Theories of Crime & Deviance Module Two: Police Leadership in the 21st Century Module Three: Research Methods Module Four: Option 1 Module Five: Option 2 Module Six: Option 3 Dissertation on specialist topic Option modules currently available include: Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice Issues in Community Safety Policing and Crime Prevention Crime and Penal Policy Policing Diversity Leadership and Management. Entry Requirements The course is open to people with a first or second class honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification. However, we are able to give special consideration to applicants with significant work experience.

In an era in which policing is becoming devolved to local levels, officers and civilian employees face increased responsibilities for managing staff and resources, devising and implementing policing plans, accounting for budgets, and a host of administrative duties. These tasks require skill and knowledge that have not been traditional components of police training programmes. Equally, most other...

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