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POLICING & LAW ENFORCEMENT

Master of Policing Practices

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Option 1: Full Research-Based Dissertation or Option 2: Modules And Dissertation

 

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Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

2 Years

Minimum Credits:

180

NQF Level:

9

SAQA:

117868

MODE:

Distance Learning

CAMPUS:

Distance Learning

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

The focus of the Master of Policing programme is the formulation, design, conducting and completion of a research project in the field of the Law Enforcement environment. A student may fulfill the requirements of the qualification by completing either of the following:

  • Option 1 Is Master Of Management: Full Research-Based Dissertation

  • Option 2 Is Master Of Management: Modules And Dissertation

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE MASTER OF MANAGEMENT ARE:
  • a relevant postgraduate diploma; or

  • a Bachelor Honours degree in the field of policing/criminal justice with a mark of: Full Research Dissertation: 65% for Research Modules + Dissertation: 55% for Research

(Intensive exposure to the various disciplines of management of at least five modules is required)

In addition, applicants need to:

  • have minimum of three (3) years work experience in a managerial capacity;

  • be proficient in English;

  • be computer literate;

  • have access to the internet;

  • have a personal computer or laptop; and

  • have conducted academic research* before.


* A student who did not complete Research Methodology as a module at NQF Level 8 previously will be required to take the Research Methodology bridging module in the first semester of registration.

*Should an applicant apply with a postgraduate diploma on NQF level 8 (minimum 120 credits), please note that he/she must also have a B-degree.

STADIO is committed to achieving inclusion and to overcome barriers to access and success in higher education. Applicants who do not meet the stated admission criteria, but who have relevant work experience and/or prior learning may apply for admission under the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STADIO admits a maximum of 10% per cohort via RPL. The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of discipline, programme and level.  Further information may be obtained from your Student Recruitment Advisor.

COURSE CURRICULUM

OPTION 1: RESEARCH BASED & DISSERTATION

  • Completion of dissertation / research project

  • To be completed in a minimum of two (2) years

  • Consists of a compulsory postgraduate induction session

OPTION 2: COURSEWORK & MINI-DISSERTATION/ARTICLE

  • This option consists of six modules (a maximum of three modules per semester).

  • All six modules must be completed before starting with the mini-dissertation.

  • The mini-dissertation must be based on one of the six modules.

  • Consists of a compulsory postgraduate induction session

 
Download Information Pack for a detailed breakdown of the structure of the two (2) options.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Master of Policing will improve your performance of management practices in the context of today’s rapidly changing environment. By enhancing your management capabilities, the Master of Policing degree will position you to successfully advance your career in the field of Policing and Law Enforcement.

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