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Doctor of Policing and Security

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Doctor of Policing and Security is a coursework doctorate designed for law enforcement and other government security and emergency personnel. It provides the opportunity for personal development and the in-depth exploratory study of a professional area of practice.

About the course

The purpose of the course is to provide a coursework doctorate designed to suit the individual educational and professional development requirements of law enforcement and other government security and emergency personnel.

The course will provide practitioners the opportunity to develop research in their own area of expertise and experience which will also add to the body of knowledge in the area of law enforcement and security.

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of a wide range of research methods
  • design research using these research methods
  • develop and write a research proposal, ethics approval application, literature review,
    description of research methodology and timelines for a major research dissertation
  • demonstrate an understanding of, and analyse, a range of current and emerging issues in
    policing and security
  • analyse and evaluate a range of Australian and international case studies in policing and
    security
  • demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the utility of a range of theoretical and
    practical approaches to best practice in policing and security
  • analyse differences and similarities that exist in best practice within law enforcement and
    other government security and emergency roles
  • analyse a range of approaches for implementing change to achieve best practice in
    policing and security
  • demonstrate an understanding of the research and preparation of a research dissertation
    including a review of relevant literature, thorough research and advanced analysis
  • conduct research and reflect on policing problems

Course structure

GPM707 Research Methods (32 points)
GPM708 Current Issues in Policing and Security (32 points)
GPM709 Identifying Best Practice in Policing and Security (32 points)
GPM711 Research Dissertation (96 points)

Enrolment pattern

Year 1

Session 1

GPM708 Current Issues in Policing and Security (Commenced)

Session 2

GPM708 Current Issues in Policing and Security (Completed)

Year two

Session 1

GPM709 Identifying Best Practice in Policing and Security (Commenced)

Session 2

GPM709 Identifying Best Practice in Policing and Security (Completed)

Year three

Session 1

GPM707 Research Methods (Commenced)

Session 2

GPM707 Research Methods (Completed)

Year four

Session 1

GPM711 Research Dissertation (Commenced)

Session 2

GPM711 Research Dissertation (Continued)

Year Five

Session 1

GPM711 Research Dissertation (Continued)

Session 2

GPM711 Research Dissertation (Continued)

Year Six

Session 1

GPM711 Research Dissertation (Continued)

Session 2

GPM711 Research Dissertation (Completed)

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Manly

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

6 years by distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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