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Master of Police Services

A Master of Police Services degree qualifies holders to commanding positions, such as Chief Inspector or Superintendent.

The scope of the degree is 120 credits, and the education is completed in two years. In the Master studies, the focus is on management skills and supervisory tasks.

The shoulder badges for a Chief Inspector and a Superintendent.


Application and selection

Only those who have suitable previous education can apply for the Master of Police Services degree. In addition, applicants must have at least three years’ experience in the field of internal security. We will publish more detailed information later on this page.

The entrance examination consists of two phases. The first phase contains a written examination. The second phase features an assessment of suitability, including a simulation task, a personal interview and psychological tests.

The emphasis of both sections in scoring:

  • Written examination 40%
  • Suitability assessment 60%

Themes and contents of the studies

The studies cover themes such as general leadership, crime prevention, leading an investigation and managing public order and security operations. The degree also includes leadership training and a written thesis.

For more information on the content of the studies, please read the Curriculum in the list of links under See also.

Three police officers at the Polamk command training center, projected on a wall several maps.