University of Huddersfield
Criminology and Evidence-Based Policing MSc
University of Huddersfield

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Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 50 graduates of Criminology and Evidence-Based Policing MSc and other courses in Chemistry at University of Huddersfield for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Chemistry.

Overall student satisfaction
88 /100
50 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Chemistry

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Chemistry at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24500 £21500 £25500
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £28000 £16000 - £25500 £18000 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Chemistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26087 £25084 £30411
25-75 percentile range £23037 - £30143 £20483 - £31674 £24333 - £37866

Course Description

This course is suitable for recent graduates interested in a career in policing, analysis or research, as well as for practitioners currently working in policing or investigation who seek to progress into leadership or specialist roles. You will explore contemporary policing issues and how evidence and research findings can be used to develop the most effective policing strategies and on-the-ground approaches. You will learn about current challenges as well as analytical and policing practices, while also gaining the necessary research skills to evaluate and develop the most appropriate responses.

  • This global course is relevant not just for those working, or hoping to work, in the UK but also for students and practitioners from other countries and international organisations. Though situated within the policing framework of England and Wales, you will explore approaches and evidence from multiple countries, and can tailor some of your assessments, including your research project, to the needs or approaches in your country of origin.
  • This unique, contemporary course enables you to focus on evidence-based policing as a key way to develop and transform modern policing with a view to meeting emerging and future challenges.
  • Explore issues relevant to your interests and operational needs through your independent evidence-based policing research project.
  • Learn about the importance of evidence-based policing approaches, practice hands-on analytical techniques used in policing and investigation, and gain advanced research skills to support your future work and career.
  • Delivered by experts in researching policing and investigation as well as practitioners who have, or continue to work in the field. Our staff have a wealth of experience, including operational policing, crime analysis and serious crime investigation.

We pride ourselves on the policy and practice focus of the research we undertake, be it exploring crime patterns (such as crime hotspots), investigative practice (including child homicide and ‘cold cases’), street-craft (for example self-selection policing and false-detail giving) and even more unusual topics such as wildlife crime or necrophilia.

This course will assist you in developing your career in respect to evidence-based policing, crime analysis and leadership skills in policing, as well as enabling you to tailor the course around your particular areas of crime interest.

** Successful students gain a Masters award. However, this course is not accredited by the College of Policing and it is not a direct entry route into work as a police officer.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Criminology and Evidence-Based Policing MSc at University of Huddersfield

20% Business and public service associate professionals
20% Caring personal services
5% Administrative occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Protective service occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

**We have designed the course to be engaging:** being delivered by experts in the field. Assessments are also practice-focussed, being centred around academic and work-based skills and activities to help you translate your learning into practice in ways that enable you to make a real difference.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Chemistry

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Criminology and Evidence-Based Policing, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

* An honours degree (2:2 or above) in a related subject. Applications are reviewed on merit and you may be invited for an interview.


Tuition Fees Criminology and Evidence-Based Policing MSc

England UK £575
Northern Ireland £575
Scotland £575
Wales £575
Channel Islands £575
Ireland £575

Additional fee information

The part-time tuition fee for UK postgraduate students on this course will be £575 (Band 1) per 15 credit module.

Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X).

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Huddersfield in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Huddersfield in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #42 
    • #301 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #41 
    • #51 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #36 
    • #301 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

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About University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is a research university which is maintained through public funding, based in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The university’s main campus, known as Queensgate, is located within just five minute’s walking distance of Huddersfield city centre. In addition, there are two other campuses used for distinct functions, the Oldham campus and the Barnsley campus.

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