Professional Doctorate in Policing DProf

Research ( part-time)

Blended learning

September 2018

Intermediate awards: Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Research, Professional Masters in Policing

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

Overview

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.

Full description

Supervision and support

The taught phase of the programme will be delivered via online and face-to-face learning. You will be able to access individual supervision and tutorials with staff and other students, lecture content and interactive materials through our online learning management system, Canvas.

The online element will be supplemented by face-to-face study days, at which you will consolidate your independent learning through group activity, presenting your ideas and research to your fellow students. These sessions will also allow you to meet up with your supervisor, who will be selected according to your area of interest from our pool of expertise across the university.

Where you'll research

Your faculty

Using our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond, we nurture creativity and critical thinking to educate, entertain, inspire and understand people, as well as improving their lives.

In the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking to educate, entertain, inspire and understand people, as well as improving their lives.

Where can I study?

Blended learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our learning management system.

More about blended learning

In studying for any academic award it is important that candidates feel part of a community. This can be more challenging when studying part-time and with significant professional and other commitments. This programme is designed to help you to develop a sense of belonging to your cohort group (the others beginning Professional Doctorate studies at the same time as you) through face to face meetings at weekend workshops and through discussion groups using the Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas). Furthermore, you will also spend some time in workshops with candidates on other professional doctoral programmes in other faculties.

This course is managed by the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER). As one of our students you will be part of the PIER research community and the wider ALSS postgraduate student body. Throughout the year, PIER hosts a series of events and opportunities for networking and knowledge exchange with local and regional police forces, and representatives from national policing bodies.

Fees & funding

Course fees

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

£2,130

Bench fees

In some cases extra costs known as bench fees will be charged for a postgraduate research degree. These are to cover additional/ exceptional costs directly related to a specific research project.

We charge bench fees in bands. They may apply for every year of your course. These bands are the same for full and part time students.

If you have to pay bench fees this will be made clear at your interview for a place. If have to pay bench fees this will be stated in your offer letter.

For 2018/19 the bench fee bands are:

  1. £500
  2. £1000
  3. £2000
  4. £4000
  5. £8000

Writing up fees 2018-19

Full-time: £1400
Part-time: £1000

Funding

For advice on funding, scholarships and PhD studentship opportunities, please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

Careers

Our Professional Doctorate in Policing can aid your career progression by helping you develop higher-level academic skills and apply new forms of knowledge and models to your professional practice.

Contact details

Contact the Course Director Dr Sam Lundrigan for more information about this course.

Entry requirements

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

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

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UK & EU applicants

01245 68 68 68

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International applicants

+44 1245 68 68 68

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