UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course introduces students to the fundamental knowledge, core expertise and advanced, evidence'driven methodological tools and approaches required to understand, analyse, prevent, disrupt and detect organised crime and terrorism.

Course Modules

Core modules: perspectives on organised crime; perspectives on terrorism; foundations of security and crime science; designing and doing research; quantitative methods. Options: students choose 3 of the following: qualitative methods; crime mapping and spatial analysis; investigation and detection; cybercrime; intelligence gathering and analysis; risk and contingency planning; globalisation and security (external ' geography); prevention and disruption; terrorism (external ' political science); please note places for options are awarded on a first'come first'served basis.

Course Additional Entry

Normally, a minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant disciplines include science subjects (such as engineering or computer science) or social science subjects (such as psychology, criminology or geography). Alternatively candidates may qualify for entry if they can offer 5 or more years of relevant professional experience (for example in the police service, or as a crime prevention worker).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,090  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £22,380  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip
3 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip