Taught course

Countering Organised Crime

Coventry University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an undergraduate degree, at upper second classification or above, in a social science or humanities related subject, or equivalent international grade/qualification, from a recognised University.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to provide a critical overview of international organised crime and the strategies employed to combat it. Uniquely, the course is split between a traditional academic setting in Coventry and study in the field alongside counter-crime practitioners in Sicily, Italy.

MA Countering Organised Crime seeks to immerse students in a community of practice formed from partnerships built between the course team and practitioners of international security. The course aims to provide students with not only an academic understanding of countering organised crime, but also a practical understanding of how these theories are applied in the ‘real world’. These experiences and ideas are essential for anyone wishing to develop a career in this expanding sector.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321