By completing the BSc (Hons) Policing Studies and Forensic Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University you will gain an understanding of the British legal system, examine how the criminal justice system intersects with psychology, and develop a deep knowledge of the principles and best practice driving 21st century policing.
- Highly focused professional policing degree
- You will be taught by lecturers with academic and professional backgrounds in policing and a variety of areas of psychology
- Be part of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, the UK's first research centre devoted to supporting the needs of 21st century policing
- Regular career workshops and symposiums delivered by police officers, psychologists and police career specialists will help to prepare you for a career in policing or criminal justice
- Opportunities to gain real-life experience of policing as a Special Police Constable or police volunteer
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
•Introduction to Policing
•Practice, Procedure and the Criminal Law
•Policing Studies - Skills for Success
•Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 1: Relationships and Associations
•Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences
•Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 2: Testing for Differences
•Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
•Professional Skills for Policing
•Practice, Procedure and Criminal Law 2
•The Psychology of Investigation
•Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 4: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
•Cognitive and Biological Psychology
•Developmental and Social Psychology
•Advanced Social Research Skills
The following options are typically offered:
•Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
•International Fieldwork for Policing
•Policing, Security and Risk
•Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
•Application of Intelligence to Policing
•Multi Agency and Partnership Working in the Statutory and Voluntary Sector
•Psychopharmacology and Addictive Behaviour
•Face Perception: Processes and Disorders
Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Assessment is usually conducted via portfolios with supporting concept development work and sketchbook/s.
We understand that all students have different strengths and preferences when it comes to assessments, so we use a variety of methods to assess your work structured across the academic year. These include essays, exams, fieldwork projects, reports, case studies, portfolios, online blogs and wikis, workplace practice, posters, presentations (individual and group), debates, reviews and group work.
You will normally receive extensive written feedback on your assessments, and occasional verbal feedback. All feedback is designed to help you achieve your full potential and get the most out of your studies, so staff will be available to discuss it with you and direct you to further support if you feel you need it.
Application deadline details:
You'll have such a gret time at John Moores, you won't want to leave! Liverpool is a fantastic city to live in, really vibrant and it really feels like being at the heart of something. The Raz (or The Blue Angel to the uninitiated) is a great club. There’s also amazing shops and cafes down Bold Street, and there are loads of interesting societies to keep you busy. The uni is incredibly supportive, with a responsive SU and fascinating tutors who are always ready to help out with your studies.
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £13,950
Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies: Tel. 0151 231 5175
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