Taught course

Organised Crime and Global Security

Institution
London Metropolitan University · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • at least a lower second class honours degree in a relevant discipline such as criminology, or social and behavioural sciences (applications are also welcome from those who have experience in criminal justice or possess relevant professional qualifications)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Why you should study this course

The Organised Crime and Global Security MA is the ideal choice if you have an interest in organised crime and security matters on a global scale.

This degree will provide you with the leadership, management and analytical skills needed to succeed in the field. You'll gain valuable experience in research and the study of crime and politics.

You'll critically assess current policies and practices related to national and international crime control, as well as the links between these and international relations and politics. Option modules will allow you to specialise in a field that interests you, these include international law and order, conflict resolution and contemporary issues in criminology.

London Met invites visiting professors and experts in criminology and international relations to the University to share their expertise. These guest visits complement the knowledge of our academics who are actively engaged in research including street crime, gangs and police body cameras. This expertise will support you when undertaking your dissertation.

By the end of the course you'll be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, making sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicating your conclusions clearly. The course is an opportunity to open up new thinking and to expand your career opportunities within the security industry.

More about this course

This degree is taught by specialists in criminology and international relations, many of whom are internationally recognised for their quality of work.

Practitioners regularly visit the University to share their expertise. We also organise a number of trips to public policy agencies, Non-Governmental Organisations, and relevant government bodies and international organisations.

The course will help prepare you for employment in the criminal justice and security sector. Those working in a related occupations will benefit greatly from this course, as it provides the contextualisation with which to understand the complexity of varied agencies, departments and policies related to crime, criminology and criminal justice.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through essays, projects, and a dissertation between 12,000 and 15,000 words. The dissertation forms a key element of your master's degree. It allows you to pursue a topic of your choosing in depth and is to be completed over the summer study period.

After the course

Graduates from our masters programmes have found employment with the police, probation, prisons, the Border Agency, National Crime Agency, Europol and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, as well as academic or government research posts.

Information for international students

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courseenquiries@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7133 4202