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MSc Policing & Law Enforcement Investigation course preparation

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the School of Law, Criminology & Policing. Before you join us on your MSc Policing & Law Enforcement Investigations programme, we have gathered together a range of course related activities to help you feel prepared for your university studies. These include suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.

Things to do now

There are several things you can do to start to prepare for your studies over the summer.

Join our community

Follow our School and our student societies on social media so that you can start connecting with your colleagues and chat to current students about their experiences.

Connect with us on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site with over 610 million members worldwide. It is very useful for networking and securing opportunities.

Find advice on creating a LinkedIn profile.

Once you have created your profile, join our School group and connect with your lecturers and your colleagues, along with employers as you progress through your degree so that you gradually build your network.

Prepare for your academic studies

Keep an eye on the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs websites for comment or blogs relating to all things investigation.

Also keep up-to-date with news on the topic of the programme, check out relevant sections of good quality newspapers and the BBC World Service.

Think of your future

In our School, we’re dedicated to supporting your career development. Employability related activities are both embedded within your programme and provided extra-curricular.

Throughout the duration of your programme, you’ll be invited to key School events such as our annual bespoke careers fair and alumni panels and will also benefit from the support of our dedicated careers advisor – Emma Bonati. Emma and the wider Careers Team can assist with careers guidance and advice, including: searching for graduate positions, developing a CV, writing a job application, securing part-time work etc.

You’ll also have numerous opportunities to attend workshops, insight days and panel events to engage with employers and Guest Lecturers. There will also be opportunity to use the Edge Hill University Police Training and Simulation Facility (‘the Crime House’).

All of these opportunities will provide you with real-world experience, assist you in building your networks and support you in developing your employability skills.

Before you join us in September, start to get familiar with the Edge Hill Careers Team. You can also follow them on socials for regular updates: @ehucareers

It may also be useful to browse some career websites such as Prospects and Target Jobs.

Meet your programme leads

Brian McNeill
Karen Cummings