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De Montfort University

Criminal Investigations with Policing Studies

UCAS Code: 5LN3

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects.

Our Access requirements are currently under review. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

104 points including at least two subjects at Advanced Higher Level with one subject at grade C or better.

UCAS Tariff

104

Must be from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Management studies

Community justice

The Criminal Investigation with Policing Studies BA (Hons) is a degree programme designed for the extremely broad contemporary policing employment market. The course equips students to become professional and reflective practitioners in the public or private policing sector. This course is for those students who wish to study criminal investigation with policing but do not necessarily want to join the police service. Benefit from innovative teaching alongside an experienced practitioner and research-based academic team, who have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the Society of Evidence Based Policing and choose from one of two specialist pathways; Contemporary Policing or Investigative Management to tailor your learning to your career interests. 97 per cent of all Health and Life Sciences graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2014/15). For more information please visit our website: dmu.ac.uk/criminalpolicing

Modules

FIRST YEAR: Research, Equality and Diversity; The Criminal Justice System and its Legislative Context; Introduction to Criminology; The Profession of Policing.

SECOND YEAR: Electives; Leadership and Management of Contemporary Issues in Policing (I); Researching for Effective Practice; and Critical Incident Management and Leadership or Investigative Management and Leadership (I).

THIRD YEAR: Dissertation; Multi-Agency Working; Leadership and Management of Contemporary Issues in Policing (II); and Critical Incident Management and Leadership (II) or Investigative Management and Leadership (II).

Assessment methods

You will be taught with a variety of teaching methods, including: lectures, case studies, seminars, desk-top exercises, workshops, e-learning, specialist guest lectures from practitioners and visits to practitioners in action. Assessment methods include: essays, examinations, phase tests, presentations, posters, case-study critiques, desk-top, simulated exercises, policy books, research proposal, dissertation. Your precise timetable will depend on your modules; however, typical teaching time is approximately 9 hours each week. In addition, you will also be expected to achieve approximately 20 hours of self-directed study.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

HLS Admissions

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Management studies
56%
low
Community justice

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

100%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate
288

Social work

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
66%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
26%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C
332

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

97%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Managers and proprietors in other services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Welfare professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Social sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£27k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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