School of Policing & Law Enforcement
Master of Policing Practices
Choose from the following options:
Option 1: Full Research Dissertation or Option 2: Research Topics and Short Dissertation
Qualification / Course Information
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 - Master of Management: Full Research Dissertation
Option 2 - Master of Management: Research Topics and Short Dissertation
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 Topics + Short 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.
OPTION 1: FULL RESEARCH DISSERTATION
Completion of dissertation
To be completed in a minimum of two (2) years
Consists of a compulsory postgraduate induction session
OPTION 2: FOUR (4) RESEARCH TOPICS AND A SHORT DISSERTATION
Four (4) modules are compulsory - see table below (must be completed before commencing with PRO292 + DIS292).
A short dissertation (108 Credits) based on a research topic identified from any of the below four (4) modules.