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Course Overview

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Who are the Courses for?

The Master’s degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management is primarily intended for  officers of UK Inspector (or civilian equivalent) rank or above, in a police or regulatory agency in both the UK and  overseas. We also have places available for personnel working in organisations other than police forces, but whose work  involves crime and policing related issues. 


What Are the Aims of the Applied Criminology and Police Management Course?

The course aims to enhance the capacity of those working in law enforcement agencies to apply up-to-date  academic research to the strategic aspects of crime and policing by:

  • Increasing awareness of existing research
  • Providing a framework for its use in strategic policy and planning
  • Developing skills for critical evaluation of research methods and findings
  • Developing learning through application

What Qualification Will I Gain?

Upon successful completion of the Master's requirements, students will graduate with a Master of Studies  (M.St.) (Cantab) degree from the University of Cambridge. Students who successfully complete Year One but who do not proceed  to or complete Year Two will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Criminology and Police Management.


Should I Consider This Course if I Already Have a Master's Degree?

A number of our students already have Master's degrees, including some in Criminology. This course is  tailor-made for criminal justice practitioners and others working in this field, and the knowledge gained from the course  will enhance professional practice and develop strategic thinking. For those considering the highest levels in their  services, the courses link directly with many of the competencies required for chief officers.


Can I Do This Course Alongside a Busy Operational Job?

Although all part-time study is hard work, we aim to make the experience as pleasant and feasible  as possible. We appreciate the pressures which practitioners experience and the courses, in terms of both structure  and pace, reflect this.


 Venue

Cambridge provides a wonderful venue for the course. Most formal teaching takes place at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. The Institute's  houses  the foremost  criminology library in the UK. The guest lectures preceding the weekly formal dinners take place at one of the  Cambridge colleges and feature distinguished criminal justice practitioners, academics and policymakers.

Upcoming events

Refugee Week: You, me and those who came before. Exhibition and Morning Tea

Jun 22, 2019

B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA

The Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019

Jun 25, 2019

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The Institute of Criminology Features In Research Horizons

Mar 11, 2019

The latest issue of Research Horizons focuses on research linked with our local region, the East of England. It introduces many of outstanding research and outreach activities carried out by our very own Institute of Criminology’s academics. We hope you will particularly enjoy this edition of Research Horizons.

Dr Heather Strang Appointed As AEC President

Mar 07, 2019

Dr Heather Strang has been chosen to serve in 2019-2021 as the President of the Academy of Experimental Criminology, the international learned society founded in 1998 that sponsors the JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CRIMINOLOGY as its official journal.

Date Confirmed for the Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019

Feb 25, 2019

The Families and Imprisonment Research Conference 2019 will take place on Tuesday 25th June. The conference will present key findings from the FAIR Study, alongside a range of expert contributors to the field of families and imprisonment.

'Murder map’ reveals medieval London’s meanest streets

Nov 28, 2018

University of Cambridge criminologist Professor Manuel Eisner has plotted all cases of murder from the surviving rolls – covering the years 1300 to 1340 – onto a digital map of the old city to show for the first time the ‘hot spots’ of lethal violence in medieval London. First digital map of 142 murders recorded by city coroner in early 1300s shows Cheapside and Cornhill were homicide ‘hot spots’, and Sundays held highest risk of violent death for medieval Londoners.

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Oct 18, 2018

History shows abuse of children in custody will remain an ‘inherent risk’ – report