University of West London

Course Introduction

This Masters course will develop your knowledge of the increasingly important area of global security ? incorporating counter-terrorism and organised crime ? while enhancing transferable skills that can help you stand out to employers. You will study at one of the few UK universities to offer specialised courses in this field, and learn from staff who are active in both research and practice. We will support both your academic and professional development goals as you progress through this advanced course.

This course will combine academic rigour with professional skills development. Once you have successfully completed the course, you should be in a strong position to build your career in the growing fields of global security, counter-terrorism and organised crime. The core elements of the course will give you an excellent grounding in criminological issues at Masters level. You will cover theory, methods of research and contemporary issues in criminal justice. The specialist modules will allow you to focus your global security Masters study and hone your development as a specialist in your chosen area. The course structure will also help you to strengthen those skills that are useful to a variety of potential employers.

On graduation you could pursue a career with a variety of organisations, including: policing and police research; National Offender Management Service; Crown Prosecution Service; Home Office; intelligence services; policy development; digital security; global security.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,800 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,900 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £3,900 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £6,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have an honours degree (2:1 or above) from a UK university or equivalent with appropriate criminology or legal content. Students can also apply if you have reached a high level in a criminal justice field of work (e.g. police inspector level or equivalent), or if they are a specialist in a criminal justice related occupation with extensive work experience. All applications are considered individually.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).