UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course provides students with a thorough understanding of how science and scientifically based techniques can deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. The programme focuses on how to better apply science to understand crime problems, develop strategies for preventing them, and increase the probability of detecting and arresting offenders.

Course Modules

Core modules: foundations of security and crime science; designing and doing research; preventing crimes; quantitative methods. Options: students choose four of the following: perspectives on organised crime; crime mapping and spatial analysis; investigation and detection; intelligence gathering and analysis; qualitative methods; cybercrime.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of a 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, for example engineering or computer science; or social science subjects, for example, psychology, criminology or geography. Alternatively candidates may qualify for entry if they can offer five 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
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,770  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £11,090  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip