14 scholarships and open evening for UCL’s policing, crime, forensics and counter-terrorism courses

On Wed 27th February 2019, from 6-8pm UCL will host an open evening for those interested in advancing their careers through courses run by the Department of Security and Crime Science including the MSc in Policing, the MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism, the MSc in Crime and Forensic Science, and the MSc in Crime Science. The evening is an excellent opportunity to meet course tutors and ask questions. We will discuss in detail the content and logistics of these courses. The evening will also discuss the 14 scholarships on offer and how best to apply for them. To register for the event please go to our website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/jill-dando-institute/teaching/open-days or to the Eventbrite page:https://bit.ly/2BMLWE3


Professor Richard Wortley, head of department, explains what makes the courses so distinct: “We embed knowledge from our world-leading research into our courses. We have years of experience working with police forces and an understanding of the needs of operational policing. For instance, we are one of the leading trainers of police and crime analysts, training officers across the world, as far afield as Uruguay and India. Our research covers many areas of keen interest to policing. We recently ran the £3m What Works in Crime Reduction project with the UK College of Policing seeking to develop an evidence-based approach for police professionals, and the €3m PRIME project looking at lone actor terrorism. Our courses pay equal attention to fundamental questions such as the causes of crime, and to applied concerns, such as how we can use this knowledge to prevent crimes on the ground. That emphasis on problem-solving explains why the courses are equally popular with both practitioners and police professionals, and students wishing to begin careers in these fields.” 


Students have the opportunity to specialise by way of their dissertations, which are often work-related. For example: on the MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism projects have included: “Investigating Human Trafficking in the Off-Street Sex Industry in Bristol” and “Assessing the Strategic Efficiency of Leadership Decapitation in Countering Terrorism”.


In the last Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014) our department was rated world-leading in terms of impact, placing us 1st out of 62 institutions in the unit of assessment. The department is based at University College London, ranked 7th best university in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

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