Jill Dando Institute launches world's first Masters programme linking terrorism and organised crime

September 2008 will see the introduction of the MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism, a new programme aimed at security and police professionals. The course seeks to equip students with the knowledge to understand, analyse, prevent and disrupt organised crime and terrorism by utilising a set of evidence-based methodological tools and expertise from across UCL. Uniquely the course explores the linkages between terrorism and organised crime, and has brought together heavyweight practitioner experience from the senior echelons of both fields to design a course of particular relevance to the police community in the coming decade.

Professor Gloria Laycock, Director of the Jill Dando Institute at University College London, says: 'We think that this MSc is particularly important to today's police professional because of its emphasis on methods intended to reduce the opportunities for organised criminals and terrorists to operate. '

Course Content

Our content advisors include senior and former members of the Met Police, SOCA, ACPO, SO15, MI6, MoD CT Centre, NaCTSO, QinetiQ, and RUSI, thus ensuring that the content precisely matches the requirements of employers.

Who should apply?

The MSc is open to graduates (or those about to graduate) from all disciplines, and is particularly suited to practitioners from a wide field of law enforcement, defence, military, public policy, and industrial security backgrounds. Applicants without a degree may apply, and will be assessed on the basis of professional experience.

Programme Structure

Part-time over TWO or THREE YEARS.

Students may choose from:

Stream 1: Six core modules (90 credits) and a research project (90 credits) OR

Stream 2: Six core modules (90 credits) plus two electives (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

Core Modules:

• Research Methods
• Perspectives on Organised Crime and Terrorism
• Risk and Contingency Planning
• Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
• Prevention and Disruption

Elective Modules:

• Globalisation and Security
• Thinking Scientifically
• People and Security
• Peace and Security

• Investigation

Scholarships Available!

The cost of this MSc is £5997 to UK/EU students.

There are five EPSRC scholarships available for this programme, covering all tuition and exams at UK/EU rates.

All applicants for the scholarship are welcome, and will be judged on merit.

For further details:


Tel: 0207 6790837
email: admin@cscs.ucl.ac.uk

Key reasons to apply!

• UCL ranked in top 10 universities in the World (The Times rankings, Nov 2007).
• London-based campus.
• Convenient timetable tailored for busy practitioners (approx. 4 hours per week).
• Topical seminars make up part of course teaching

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