What are the career options with a postgraduate certificate in policing?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019

Our Postgraduate Certificate programme in Policing and Criminal Investigation covers a lot of important and challenging content in its short 8-month duration. Students on the course explore the wide-ranging methods used to investigate major crimes, such as sexual assault and homicide, while reviewing effective police partnerships and leadership. The course also has a strong focus on the role of psychology in supporting criminal investigations and policing.

In addition to the in-depth and subject-specific knowledge that you’ll gain on the course, you will also be developing your transferable, workplace skills. These include the development of your intellectual capacity, research, analytical and cognitive skills through the acquisition of knowledge, problem-solving and reasoning.

The programme opens up a wide range of exciting careers in policing and/or investigation, plus a number of related roles*. The programme is also perfect for those who are already working in the police service or investigation and looking to enhance their career prospects.

Popular job roles include:

PolicingCommunity WorkerSecurityFraud InvestigatorCriminal InvestigationImmigration OfficerPolice ServiceIntelligence OfficerCrime AnalystHuman Rights OfficerAnalystLegal SecretaryInvestigationIntelligence OfficerHuman ResourcesParalegalRegulatory EnforcementPolitical AdviserOffender Supervision / RehabilitationPolice OfficerCounter FraudPrison OfficerCommunity SafetyProbation OfficerRisk ManagementProbation Service OfficerAcademicResearcherBorder Control OfficerYouth and Community WorkerCase Review ManagerYouth Offending Team OfficerCourt Clerk

Want to learn more? Or feeling inspired to study our PG Cert in Policing and Criminal Investigation?

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* Students may need to complete further study to qualify for certain roles. Always research your chosen career path before committing to study.