Description

With growing public awareness, and concern, about rural and environmental crime, and how to mitigate it, there is increasing demand for specialist practitioners in this field.

Whether your interest is in an enforcement or compliance capacity our MSc in Rural and Environmental Crime and Policing will equip you with the skills and insights to help you prevent this multi-faceted form of offending and to tackle it when it happens.

Causes, context and legislation

The course looks closely at all types of rural and environmental crime, from theft from farms and hare coursing, through modern slavery and organised crime in the rural setting, to heritage crime and environmental offences such as fly-tipping or wildlife crime. You will consider the causes and context of such offending and the explanations offered by rural and green criminologies alongside the legislation in place to deal with it.

A unique focus on practical skills

Unlike other courses which focus primarily on the law, this master’s takes a strong practical perspective. Using case studies, and specialist insights from industry experts, you will explore how the relevant legislation translates into practical compliance and enforcement.

You will gain an appreciation of the complexity of rural and environmental crime, but also go away with the legal and enforcement practices increasingly sought after in this field.

Study Details:

MSc 2 years Flexible distributed learning, part-time

Module Details:

Modules

  • Forms of Rural Crime
  • Forms of Environmental Crime
  • Rural, Green, and Environmental Criminologies
  • Rural and Environmental Law
  • Rural & Environmental Crime: Enforcement Challenges & Response
  • Dissertation
  • Leading, Managing and Developing Talent (optional)
  • Strategic Leadership (optional)
  • Project Management (optional)
  • Organisational Resilience (optional)

Student Destinations

By the end of the programme, you will be in a strong position to manage and mitigate the threats posed by rural and environmental crime, be that in an investigative or a compliance role.

You will be well placed to work at a senior level in agencies with an enforcement or compliance responsibility in rural or other environmentally-sensitive settings.

Fees

Flexible distributed learning, part-time Home and EU, September 2019: £8,750

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the programme will normally have an Honours degree or equivalent. Recent graduates would generally have achieved an upper second class honours degrees in any field. It is anticipated that this degree will also evoke interest from students overseas for whom such qualification is not available in their home country. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language skills to IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Applicants who are working for the police or other organisations with prevention or enforcement responsibilities in any aspect of rural or environmental crime may qualify for entry without holding a first degree. Applications will also be considered from those with an interest in compliance who can demonstrate relevant career experience.

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