Birkbeck, University of London Featured Masters Courses
University of the West of England, Bristol Featured Masters Courses
University of Birmingham Featured Masters Courses
Imperial College London Featured Masters Courses
University of Manchester Featured Masters Courses

The Organised Crime and Global Security MA is the ideal choice if you have an interest in organised crime and security matters on a global scale.

This degree will provide you with the leadership, management and analytical skills needed to succeed in the field. You'll gain valuable experience in research and the study of crime and politics.

You'll critically assess current policies and practices related to national and international crime control, as well as the links between these and international relations and politics. Option modules will allow you to specialise in a field that interests you, these include international law and order, conflict resolution and contemporary issues in criminology.

London Met invites visiting professors and experts in criminology and international relations to the University to share their expertise. These guest visits complement the knowledge of our academics who are actively engaged in research including street crime, gangs and police body cameras. This expertise will support you when undertaking your dissertation.

By the end of the course you'll be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, making sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicating your conclusions clearly. The course is an opportunity to open up new thinking and to expand your career opportunities within the security industry.

More about this course

This degree is taught by specialists in criminology and international relations, many of whom are internationally recognised for their quality of work.

Practitioners regularly visit the University to share their expertise. We also organise a number of trips to public policy agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations, and relevant government bodies and international organisations.

The course will help prepare you for employment in the criminal justice and security sector. Those working in a related occupations will benefit greatly from this course, as it provides the contextualisation with which to understand the complexity of varied agencies, departments and policies related to crime, criminology and criminal justice.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through essays, projects, and a dissertation between 12,000 and 15,000 words. The dissertation forms a key element of your master's degree. It allows you to pursue a topic of your choosing in depth and is to be completed over the summer study period.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Criminological Research Methods (core, 20 credits)
  • Human Security (core, 20 credits)
  • Organised Crime and Global Security Dissertation (core, 60 credits)
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism (core, 20 credits)
  • Transnational Organised Crime (core, 20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminology (option, 20 credits)
  • Cybercrime and Cyber Security (option, 20 credits)
  • Human Rights and the International Order (option, 20 credits)
  • International Conflict Resolution (option, 20 credits)
  • International Law and International Order (option, 20 credits)
  • Psychology and Crime (option, 20 credits)
  • Religion and International Relations (option, 20 credits)
  • Security Studies (option, 20 credits)

After the course

Graduates from our masters programmes have found employment with the police, probation, prisons, the Border Agency, National Crime Agency, Europol and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, as well as academic or government research posts.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

Use the apply online button to begin your application.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.


Visit the Organised Crime and Global Security MA page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...


Enquire About This Course

Recipient: London Metropolitan University

* required field

Please correct the errors indicated below to send your enquiry


Your enquiry has been emailed successfully