CPD Honour Based Abuse

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates


Course length

18 weeks

Course cost

Total cost: £760


Mt Pleasant campus

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies:

0151 231 5175


Course aim

This programme will critically examine the issues involved in honour based abuse, taking you through a structured and methodical approach in considering the varying legal status of foreign nationals within the UK and discuss issues including forced and arranged marriages, female genital mutilation and so-called honour based violence.

You will study the various forms that honour based abuse can take, the religious and cultural issues involved, the governing legislation, how these cases are considered and dealt with in the UK and what motivates offenders.

The module will also consider the agencies involved in dealing with cases of honour based abuse in the UK, evaluating their respective role and responsibilities and how these agencies work together in addressing all aspects of such cases.

Course content

After completing the module you should be able to:

  • Critically assess the varying status of foreign nationals in the United Kingdom and an understanding of their different religious and cultural needs
  • Critically evaluate the various forms that Honour Based Abuse can take and what motivates offenders
  • Critically assess the religious and cultural issues relating to forced and arranged marriages and female genital mutilation, understanding how these issues are dealt with in the UK
  • Critically evaluate the governing legislation that relates to the various agencies involved in dealing with honour based abuse in the UK and an understanding of how those agencies work together

Teaching and learning

Learning is on a part-time basis and through delivery on-site (at LJMU), off-site or through a blended delivery process incorporating some distance learning. Delivery will be supported by LJMU’s Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas. While the intake month is flexible, with the module being able to commence in semester 1, semester 2 or the summer period, the duration of study will usually last 18 weeks. Guest lecturers will be used on this programme and Masterclasses are likely to be run in parallel with each module. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these events if calendars allow.

This course consists of:

  • 7 sessions run over a 18 week period
  • 21 taught hours
  • 200 learning hours

Entry requirements

  • First degree at 2:2 or above, international equivalent or through RPEL
  • This CPD module is open to recruitment for police officers or staff. The content of the programme is also of relevance to individuals working in other law enforcement agencies who will deal with any aspect of Honour Based Abuse as a key element of their work processes (e.g. the NCA, UKBA or DWP)


Assessment methods:

  • 2500 word essay
  • 10 minute presentation and poster

CPD award

This 20-credit module is studied as a single CPD programme and can contribute towards further studies at Level 7.

Further information

Further information is available in our Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies CPD brochure

Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies
80-98 Mount Pleasant 
L3 5UZ

Admissions enquiries:
T: 0151 231 5175
E: APSadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk


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