University Of Sunderland
Campus: City Campus , Sunderland
Applied Investigation
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BA (Hons) Applied Investigation allows you to explore the changing nature of the investigative environment and examine the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required in order to adapt and respond to these changes.

With two entry points dependent on both personal choice and prior experience, you will study for one or two years with only six contact dates each.

You'll critically reflect on your skills and knowledge within the context of various theories of workplace learning, and research into a specific topic of operational practice that is relevant to your workplace and which is of national significance.

This is the only course in the UK to provide a university degree in Applied Investigation for investigators built around work-based learning with staggered entry points dependent upon your previous experience and/or Pip level.


Year 2 modules:

Conducting Investigations (40 credits)

This module will cover everything from the initial report through to the case presentation. You will explore the role that professionalism and organisation play in investigation.

Contemporary issues in interviewing victims and witnesses (40 credits)

This module will allow you to understand key elements in witness preparation, interview planning, structure and style.

Contemporary issues in interviewing suspects (40 credits)

Students will explore the planning, preparation, strategy, and law surrounding interviewing suspects, whilst developing their ability to build rapport and understand all component parts within suspect interviews.

Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.

Extending Professional Competence (30 credits)

Students will learn critical reflection and how to deploy their skills and strategies developing the flexibility to meet changing needs within investigations

Work Based Research Project in Applied Investigation (90 credits)

Students will identify a key area of operation within investigative procedure and produce a research proposal within their area of interest.

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The BA (Hons) Applied Investigation course offers accreditation at university level for those who have the knowledge and experience of investigating serious and complex crime.

When you complete the course you will gain a BA (Hons) degree, and you will also be qualified to study at the next level, which is MA Investigative Management.

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