Police Studies

Law Enforcement Courses

We offer a range of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes designed with serving officers and support staff in mind. These are taught both in Canterbury and London. 

BSc Policing: in-service

With our BSc (Hons) Policing degree you can gain an academic qualification while continuing your normal work. Our three-year part-time programme has been designed specifically with serving officers and police staff in mind, and recognises operational and support experience as a core part of learning. Find out more about our BSc Policing: in service.

'I was looking for a new challenge, something that complemented my 18 years as an operational police officer and something that would challenge my mind. Reading for a BSc (Hons) in Policing not only quenched my thirst, it's provided me with the comprehensive knowledge and understanding of policing I'd been looking for. Taught by a cohort of professional and energetic lecturers, this is an opportunity I wished I had 10 years ago.'

2nd year BSc student

MSc Applied Policing Practice

This course has been specifically designed for police officers and those in related occupations with an interest in securing or enhancing a role that requires knowledge and skills in policing, policy and management. You may apply your learning to your own organisation as part of the programme, which meets relevant occupational standards for the police and/or security organisations/services. All applicants should apply as soon as possible to reserve a place and ensure adequate preparations are made for the start of your studies. Find out more about our MSc Applied Policing Practice.

For more information on this course, please contact emma.williams@canterbury.ac.uk. You can also read more about the various funding options available

MSc by Research in Policing

Our MSc by Research is open to both current serving officers, support staff and those yet to embark on a career in law enforcement. It is designed to give you knowledge of research methodologies, the use of evidence in policing and the theoretical foundations of policing and criminal justice. Whilst students will be expected to attend taught sessions the MSc will be awarded on the final thesis which will be based on an empirical research study of a chosen area of policing.

For more information on this course, please contact emma.williams@canterbury.ac.uk. You can also read more about the various funding options available

"Studying for the MA in Policing and Criminal Justice has allowed me to expand the breadth and depth of my policing knowledge beyond undergraduate level within a University and department that has huge academic resources in terms of staff and experience."

Current MA student


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