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Updated: 04/20/2013 20:56 | By Channel NewsAsia

Plans to introduce degree programme in security studies and criminology

Plans to introduce degree programme in security studies and criminology


Plans to introduce degree programme in security studies and criminology

SINGAPORE: The Home Affairs Ministry plans to introduce an undergraduate degree programme in security studies and criminology.

The ministry is in final discussions with the Education Ministry, Singapore Institute of Technology and a British university to introduce this programme.

Second Minister for Home Affairs and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr S Iswaran  said: "This new programme will be customised and contextualised to the needs of the safety and security industry in Singapore. And it will provide our officers an additional pathway to pursue a full-time degree in an area with direct relevance to their work within the Home Team."

The ministry is working towards the first batch of students under the programme starting studies later this year.

On Saturday, the ministry also handed about 50 students with awards, which sponsors successful polytechnic applicants in pursuing diplomas.

Additionally, some 160 Home Team officers were given degree sponsorship awards.  - CNA/ck

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