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MA Investigative Management is ideal for professionals seeking to advance their careers by studying leadership and management in the context of work-based investigative practice.
This course has been designed in collaboration with senior police representatives to enhance your intellectual capability and professional practice in relation to how investigations are led, managed and delivered.
By its nature, this cross-disciplinary investigation course has a substantive professional experience component; throughout your studies you will be supported by academic staff, as well as various professionals with practical experience of investigation. With a clear focus on merging theory and practice, you will gain a deeper understanding of investigative management in the context of real-world experience(s) and professional practice(s).
This investigation course includes a dissertation module which allows you to tailor your study to suit your career needs and research interests.
MA Investigative Management is taught via lectures, workshops and self-study.
Your progress will be assessed with coursework, a research proposal (in written and presentation form) and your dissertation.
Throughout your studies, you will receive one on one guidance and support from academic staff and professionals with practical experience of investigation.
The start dates for this course are 24-25 October 2022.
The course contact dates are 15-16 February 2023, 7-8 June 2023, and 25-26 October 2023.
Gain a critical understanding of the processes involved in conducting effective business management and build awareness of a range of research strategies and techniques to pursue your own research interests. Explore the significant role that theoretical principles play in the research process and the importance of presenting clear and credible argumentation and evidence to support both the research design and study’s findings.
Examine the wider impact of your professional leadership and decision-making in investigations, both for your own and your organisation’s benefit. Consider the changing nature of your professional environment by exploring various theories of professional leadership and management, focusing on a process of critical reflection upon your professional identity. Develop a deeper understanding of the practical issues of managing and leading investigations with a view to improve current practice.
Develop an understanding of and reflect upon the importance of criticality in decision-making within the professional context of investigative management. Examine the similarities and differences between the approaches to critical evaluation of different stakeholders, and how these approaches impact outcomes of relevant investigations.
Identify a key area of operational practice related to investigative procedure which you perceive requires further reflection and analysis to produce a written assessment, tailored towards writing for a practitioner-friendly peer journal.
Enhance your understanding of the processes involved in conducting effective business management research. Analyse, interpret and critically evaluate information relevant to the research topic and produce an investigative management dissertation from the gathered data.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is:
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If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at email@example.com for further advice.
To apply for this course you need to be at least one of the following:
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The fee for this course is £2,650.
If you currently serve (or have recently served) within the Armed Forces, then the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme may be able to help cover your funding for this course. For more information, see our Funding for Armed Forces personnel page.
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.
MA Investigative Management has been designed in response to the current sector needs in policing. It is extremely relevant to modern police practices, and its structure, content and assessment strategies have been created in collaboration with senior police representatives. As an Investigative Management graduate you will be able to immediately make a positive impact in your current role in the police. If you are seeking employment or planning to change roles, you will be qualified for positions with more seniority and responsibility within police investigation.
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