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Policing Studies and Forensics

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Forensic science

Criminology

The BSc Policing Studies and Forensics degree at Liverpool John Moores University will engage you in the understanding and development of key strategies for effective crime scene management.

- Innovative and thought-provoking modules both reflect and challenge current policing practices and debates

- You will be taught by lecturers with academic and professional backgrounds in policing and the use of forensic science

- Be part of the new Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, the UK's first research centre devoted to supporting the needs of 21st century policing

- Opportunities to gain real-life experience of policing as a Special Police Constable or police volunteer

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

?Level 4

•Exploring Policing Studies - Skills for Success
•Introduction to Policing
•Crime Scene Investigation
•Practice, Procedure and the Criminal Law 1
•Technology and Policing
•Introduction to Criminology for Policing

Level 5

•Professional Skills for Policing
• Practice, Procedure and the Criminal Law 2
•Investigation Skills
•Forensic Methods
•Policing Communities
•Policy, Practice and the Evidence-base
•The Psychology of Investigation

Level 6

•Research Project
•Advanced Forensic Methods
•Multi Agency and Partnership Working in the Statutory and Voluntary Sector

The following options are typically offered:

•International Fieldwork for Policing
•Policing, Security and Risk
•Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
• Application of Intelligence to Policing
• Investigative Skills

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 methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, usually a combination of exams and coursework.

Your marks and feedback will be available within 15 working days of submitting a piece of work. That's because we believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Forensic science
84%
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Criminology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Forensic and archaeological sciences

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
B

Sociology

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Forensic and archaeological sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Science, engineering and production technicians
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Caring personal services

Sociology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Protective service occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

We have quite a lot of sociology graduates, although numbers fell last year. But graduates still do pretty well. Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as recruitment, education, community and youth work, and housing. An important option for a sociology graduate is social work - and we're short of people willing to take this challenging but rewarding career. Sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job — obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology, HR and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

General, applied and forensic sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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