Policing, Criminology & Forensics

There are few subjects more compelling than crime. If you have an enquiring, analytical mind, come and develop a range of skills on our crime-related courses which include Criminology, Professional Policing and Forensic Investigation to set you up for an exciting and rewarding career.

Policing, Criminology & Forensics INTRODUCTION

Learn from academic staff who bring their own experience of working in their field to discover what leads someone to crime. Work on real-life cold cases, analyse a crime scene in our live crime scene house, work on your fitness in our gymnasium to make sure you can pass the police fitness test, or present evidence in a mock courtroom.

At Winchester you will develop inter-disciplinary skills such as gathering data, interpreting evidence and assembling arguments to formulate findings and conclusions. We invite external experts such as magistrates and former police officers to enrich your experience on your programme.

Foundation Policing, Criminology & Forensics COURSES

4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Criminology with foundation year

Because it is such a topical, and often hugely divisive, social and political issue, crime makes great material for a lively and engaging degree to equip you with a wide range of inter-disciplinary skills.

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Undergraduate Policing, Criminology & Forensics COURSES

3 years full-time; 4 years sandwich
BSc (Hons)

Forensic Investigation and Cyber Security

The cyber threat to all countries, companies and organisations is significant and growing. Since the creation of the National Cyber Security Centre in February 2017, the UK has been hit by more than 200 high-level attacks. Cyber criminals seek to exploit organisations and infrastructure for profit. Their technical sophistication varies from small-scale cyber-enabled fraud to persistent, advanced and professional organisations.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Criminology

There are few subjects more compelling than crime. It is rarely out of the news headlines and dominates our TV schedules with crime boxsets regularly outperforming other genres. We are, as a nation, gripped by crime.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Criminology and Psychology

Criminology has never been concerned solely with crime. Criminologists have always wanted to define the nature of crime and understand the criminal mind. Although you learn a lot about both criminology and psychology on our joint honours programme, the unique value of its interdisciplinary approach is that it provides deeper insights into criminal behaviour. 

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Criminology and Sociology

Criminology has never been concerned solely with crime. Criminologists have always wanted to define the nature of crime and explain its social causes. Although you learn a lot about both criminology and sociology on our joint honours programme, the unique value of its interdisciplinary approach is that it provides deeper insights into the nature and origin of crime.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Criminology with Law

There are few subjects more compelling than crime and law. Together, they capture the public imagination, dominate the news headlines and rule the bestseller and TV box-set charts.  

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3 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Law with Criminology

The BA (Hons) Law with Criminology Programme explores the legal framework of our modern society, whilst being underpinned by criminological theories and issues. Legal knowledge and practical skills will be developed alongside an applied examination of the fundamentals of contemporary criminal justice.

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3 years full-time 6 years part-time
BSc (Hons)

Forensic Investigation

On our dynamic three-year programme you engage with the key issues surrounding forensic detection methods. Combining elements of criminology, psychology and archaeology you are introduced to a wide range of applied investigative techniques, grounded in both classic and contemporary theoretical perspectives. 

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BSc (Hons)

Forensic Investigative Psychology

Are you intrigued by the human mind? Are you keen to learn how psychologists can use scientific research methods to contribute to the investigative process of the police and the wider criminal justice system? Within our popular Forensic Investigative Psychology degree, you will explore topics such as eyewitness memory, mental disorder in crime, and juror decision making. 

 

 

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3 years full-time; 5 years part-time
BSc (Hons)

Forensic Science

Are you a keen scientist with an eye for detail? The latest addition to the University of Winchester’s Forensics’ portfolio is a fascinating degree in the fast-evolving environment of Forensic Science. It joins existing programmes in Forensic Investigation, and Cyber Crime and Forensic Investigation.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BSc (Hons)

Professional Policing

The PEQF (Policing Education Qualifications Framework) is a new, professional framework for the training of police officers and staff. As of 1st January 2020, successful appointment as a police officer in any one of the 43 Police Forces in England and Wales will be dependent upon the completion of a professional educational qualification.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time; 4 years sandwich
BSc (Hons)

Psychology with Criminology

Are you fascinated by the relationship between the human mind, crime and the criminal justice system? Want to study not only offender profiling, investigative interviewing and deception, but also the causes of crime and its impact on society? Want to obtain the research skills necessary to explore these topics ethically and rigorously? We can offer you all of this in Psychology with Criminology.

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Postgraduate Policing, Criminology & Forensics COURSES

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MSc

Applied Criminology

Can you eliminate the impossible to find the truth, however improbable? Whether you’re pursuing a career as a consulting detective or a more conventional route into the world of criminology, Applied Criminology at Winchester equips you with the skills and knowledge to enter your chosen profession. 

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1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MSc

Cyber Security

This accredited programme offers a multi-disciplinary perspective to the subject of Cyber Security giving you an excellent basis for a future career in the field. This is particularly crucial given the Government Cyber Security Strategy and the current skills shortage in the marketplace.

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“We study everything that’s involved in the world of policing: the legislation, the offences, how to launch investigations, the policing models, everything that’s really involved in the world of policing, giving you all the knowledge so that you can hopefully be the best police officer you can be. Bringing the real world into the classroom can be really helpful, and hearing some of the schemes the lecturers have got and the strategies they use can really ground some of the knowledge that you are learning.” Kurt, Professional Policing Student

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