Masters | Postgraduate Course - Criminology and Global Security MA Course Details within University of West London

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Criminology and Global Security MA

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MA 1 year full-time

The MA in Criminology and Global Security offers you the opportunity to gain a postgraduate qualification in a field which is both academically rigorous but will also provide you with skills to help you pursue a career in the growing fields of justice and global security. It encompasses both the transferable skills of a postgraduate degree with the specialist knowledge in the field of global security.

Why choose this course?

The MA Criminology and Global Security caters for those who wish to graduate with a specialist MA in a growing sector.

The course includes the following modules to give you an excellent grounding in criminological issues at Masters level:

  • Criminological Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Transnational Organised Crime
  • Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Dissertation
  • Counter-terrorism

You can read more about these modules (see 'course details' for more information).

As well as providing students with subject specific knowledge and understanding, we aim to produce graduates with strong transferable skills in:

  • research
  • communication
  • analysis
  • creative problem solving

This ensures you are well-placed to seek employment with in relevant sectors.

Module details

Semester 1:

Criminological Theory 
Research Methods 
Transnational Organised Crime
Semester 2:
Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 

Entry Requirements

 A good undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification with appropriate criminological content.

Applicants who have reached a high level of progression (eg: at least police inspector level or equivalent in other criminal justice related fields), or who are specialists in a criminal justice related occupation with extensive work experience, will be considered on a case by case basis.

Student Destinations

This course will particularly suit students who are interested in careers in the following areas:

• Policing and police research
• National Offender Management Service
• Crown Prosecution Service
• Home Office
• Intelligence Services
• Policy development
• Digital / global security