World's first Masters programme linking terrorism and organised crime offers Scholarships

September 2008 sees the introduction of the MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism, 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 University College London, now ranked as the world's 9th best university.

Sir Stephen Lander, former Head of MI5 and current Chair of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, launched the course at the BT Tower on April 22nd and praised its topicality and the course's unique focus on operational strategies. Professor Gloria Laycock, Director of UCL's Jill Dando Institute, echoed these words: 'This MSc is particularly important to today's police professionals because of its emphasis on methods intended to reduce the opportunities for organised criminals and terrorists to operate. The initial response has been tremendous and we urge interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.'

Course Content

Our content advisors include senior and former members of the Met Police, SOCA, ACPO, British Transport Police, PSNI, SO15, MI6, MoD CT Centre, NaCTSO, DSTL, QinetiQ, and RUSI.

Who should apply?

The MSc is open to students 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 will be assessed on the basis of professional experience.

Programme Structure

Part-time over TWO or THREE YEARS; timetable tailored for busy practitioners. Taught at UCL's London campus.

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
• Investigation

Elective Modules:

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

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: 02076790837

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