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Policing, Doctorate

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Professional Doctorate in Policing offered at Anglia Ruskin University will help you deepen your knowledge and understanding of your chosen area of policing without the need to take time out from your career. 
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Programme Highlights:

Expand your knowledge and understanding of your professional practice to become a critically aware strategic thinker, and make a significant contribution to the advancement of policing in your area.

Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop new skills and refine existing ones, such as critical thinking, conducting original research, and communicating research to different audiences, which will not only contribute to your own professional development but give you scope to advance your particular area of policing.

The Policing programme is offered at Anglia Ruskin University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      For the first two years you will undertake taught modules. You will then complete your own research project of up to 60,000 words.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • The Professional Practitioner-Researcher (Year 1, Semester 1)
Discover how to conduct research within the field of policing, and learn to think reflexively about your professional environment.
  • Extending Professional Practice (Year 1, Semester 2)
Gain in-depth knowledge of an area of enquiry related to your professional interests by studying both the academic and professional literature.
  • Advanced Professional Research Methods (Year 2, Semester 1)
Gain a deeper understanding of the research process and assist in the development of conceptual frameworks.
  • Advanced Professional Data Collection and Analysis (Year 2, Semester 2)

Begin preparing for your research project by creating research questions, outlining ethical considerations and considering the relationship between your profession, your studies and your own professional development.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Candidates for admission would normally have a Masters-level qualification and be serving professionals in the police.

Tuition Fee

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (Part-time, per year) - £2,130

Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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