LJMU has delivered highly effective, cutting-edge Policing Studies degree programmes for serving officers in Merseyside Police for nearly a decade, making the University one of the longest established providers of policing education.
Established in 2015, the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies develops knowledge in policing, crime prevention and allied security professions. The range of postgraduate programmes offered by the Centre equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of 21st century policing.

Its aims are to produce sector-leading research, which cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, developed to meet the challenges facing modern policing, law enforcement and security. Research undertaken within the Centre makes a significant contribution to the emerging evidence-base within the sector and will contribute to the development of policing policy and practice. The Centre’s interdisciplinary learning portfolio equips students and practitioners with the skills they will need to respond to the complex demands of contemporary policing.

The Centre’s portfolio has been designed to ensure students and practitioners will make a significant professional impact in their chosen field through their knowledge and understanding of evidence-based approaches to policing.

Advanced Policing MSc
Advanced Policing Studies MPhil, PhD
Doctor of Policing, Security and Criminal Justice PhD
Evidence-Informed Practice (Criminal Justice and Policing) PgDip
International and Transnational Policing MSc
Policing and Criminal Investigation MSc
Policing and Cybercrime MSc

In partnership with KNECT 365, Liverpool John Moores University now offers a variety of highly focused Distance Learning masters programmes, designed to enhance existing practitioner knowledge and provide the participants with the very latest learning in a variety of key areas, including law enforcement, cyber security, anti-terror and policing.

MSc Security Studies
MSc Counter-Terrorism Studies
MSc Diplomacy and Security Studies
MSc Intelligence and Security Studies
MSc Security Management
MSc Terrorism, Policing and Security
MA Security and Terrorism Law

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

For more information about the Centre and programmes on offer please see here

Funding Information

Please see our website for how to apply:
Visit Website Add to list