|Level of Study||Postgraduate taught|
|Study Mode(s)||Full-time / Part-time|
|Course Duration||Nine Months Full Time / Part Time (Evening & Weekend Classes)|
International law enforcement operates within an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Crime too is complex and is in constant flux, changing in type, scale, spread and impact. Traditional borders and boundaries are increasingly irrelevant, and law enforcement organisations respond by locating their efforts within an international frame of reference, and with a workforce that demonstrates high-quality, specialist law enforcement education.
This course will see you develop conceptual and critical insights into contemporary issues in the theory, policy and practice of law enforcement, and apply your learning to your own jurisdictions.
You’ll explore local, regional and international perspectives on a range of law enforcement issues as this specialised course provides you with the multi-disciplinary knowledge, understanding and skills in law enforcement within an international context.
This course is specifically designed for those working in, or seeking to work in a career in law enforcement with national and international organisations.
What you will study
This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of investigation and intelligence, as well as a sound theoretical and practical understanding of the contextual, ethical and justice issues related to law enforcement.
It will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a leader in the field of law enforcement and to drive continual improvement in law enforcement policy and practice in your jurisdiction.
You’ll work alongside academics and external organisations to develop specialist knowledge and skills, and you may have the chance to apply these during your studies through real-world case examples.
Intelligence, Surveillance and Investigation
Develop an advanced and applied understanding in these core areas of law enforcement, drawing on theoretical and practical insights.
Transnational Organised and Corporate Crime
Explore crimes of an international nature and critically evaluate the international policy and legal responses to crime.
Leadership and Management in Law Enforcement
Learn how to effectively manage people, organisations, finances and change based on cutting-edge research in these areas.
This module will see you learn about the different approaches to research, including issues such as ethics, accessing or gathering data, data analysis and how to draw valid conclusions from your data.
YOU WILL ALSO CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONAL MODULES:
- Crime, Community and Neighbourhood
- Applied Research Methods for Policing
- Crime Prevention
- Anti-Corruption: Global Trends, Issues and Resolutions
- Complex Frauds: Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorist Financing
- Advanced Forensic Investigations
How you are taught
The course is delivered on a blended learning platform, with learning taking place both within a classroom environment and through our dedicated online platform. Teaching methods will include, lecturers, group workshops, problem-based learning, guided independent study and a Capstone Project.
Assessment on the course involve written assessments, report writing, presentations and group work. All modules will have at least one formative assessment, which will not count towards your final grade, these assessments will give you the opportunity to get feedback to help improve your work.
To encourage and facilitate independent learning the course will take full advantage of NTU’s online workspace (NOW).
An active research environment
Teaching on this course is drawn from our research active staff, who specialise in the areas of policing, law enforcement and the management of fraud investigation. Their research feeds directly into the course, meaning you’ll learn and evaluate cutting-edge work in this field, as well as train you to produce your own research.
We are proud to count a number of leading authorities from international law enforcement policy and practice as our partners.
In-sessional English language support
In-sessional English language support classes are available to all students studying on degree courses of NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes.
You will benefit from guest lecturers and speakers from the field and enhance your learning by hearing about their experiences.