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BA (Hons) Applied Investigation allows you to explore the changing nature of the investigative environment and examine the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required in order to adapt and respond to these changes.
With two entry points dependent on both personal choice and prior experience, you will study for one or two years with only six contact dates each.
You'll critically reflect on your skills and knowledge within the context of various theories of workplace learning, and research into a specific topic of operational practice that is relevant to your workplace and which is of national significance.
This is the only course in the UK to provide a university degree in Applied Investigation for investigators built around work-based learning with staggered entry points dependent upon your previous experience and/or Pip level.
For further details on how to apply for this course, please contact the Corporate and Professional Education team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 515 3361.
|Upcoming start dates|
|13 February 2019|
|7 March 2019|
|20 May 2019|
You’ll engage in a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, workshops and self-study. Your progress will be assessed via an essay, research proposal and project.
The course contact dates are:
October 2018 Sunderland intake (PIP 2)
3 and 4 October 2018
7 and 8 November 2018
13 and 14 March 2019
Feb 2019 Sunderland intake (PIP 2)
13 and 14 February 2019
11 and 12 March 2019
2 and 3 July 2019
May 2019 London intake (PIP 2)
20 and 21 May 2019
17 and 18 June 2019
21 and 22 October 2019
Year 2019 intake (PIP 1)
7 and 8 March (year 2)
4 and 5 July (year 2)
7 and 8 October (year 2)
10 and 11 March 2020 (Year 3)
7 and 8 April 2020 (Year 3)
13 and 14 July 2020 (Year 3)
Conducting Investigations (40 credits)
This module will cover everything from the initial report through to the case presentation. You will explore the role that professionalism and organisation play in investigation.
Contemporary issues in interviewing victims and witnesses (40 credits)
This module will allow you to understand key elements in witness preparation, interview planning, structure and style.
Contemporary issues in interviewing suspects (40 credits)
Students will explore the planning, preparation, strategy, and law surrounding interviewing suspects, whilst developing their ability to build rapport and understand all component parts within suspect interviews.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Extending Professional Competence (30 credits)
Students will learn critical reflection and how to deploy their skills and strategies developing the flexibility to meet changing needs within investigations
Work Based Research Project in Applied Investigation (90 credits)
Students will identify a key area of operation within investigative procedure and produce a research proposal within their area of interest.
Hope Street Xchange,
1-3 Hind Street,
Year 2 entry point
Students must have a position of employment that exposes them to experiencing Investigations with a strong interest in the profession. Those with Pip level 1 or equivalent are encouraged to apply for this stage
Year 3 entry point
Students must have extensive experience of Investigations in a professional capacity. Those that have a Pip level 2 qualification or experience at a similar level are encouraged to apply for this stage.
In addition, you should be able to demonstrate competence and knowledge in the investigation of serious and complex crime.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The fee for this course is £3,250 per 120 credits. Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
The BA (Hons) Applied Investigation course offers accreditation at university level for those who have the knowledge and experience of investigating serious and complex crime.
When you complete the course you will gain a BA (Hons) degree, and you will also be qualified to study at the next level, which is MA Investigative Management.
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