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MASTER OF ARTS IN ORGANISED CRIME AND GLOBAL SECURITY

Gain Valuable Experience in Research and the Study of Crime and Politics on a Global Scale

Master of Arts in Organised Crime and Global Security

Overview

The London Met MA in Organised Crime and Global Security programme would be an intensive programme that will:

  • Provide you with the leadership, management and analytical skills needed to succeed in the field.
  • Allow you to gain valuable experience in research and the study of crime and politics.
  • Enable you to 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.

The programme is delivered by academics and practitioners that are leading experts in their field and is characterised by quality teaching that is research informed. By the end of the course you will 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.

12 Months (Part Time)
Ranked 5th in London for Criminology*

*Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Ranked Top 800 – 100 Universities*

*QS Global World Rankings 2021

Programme Structure

The London Met MA in Organised Crime and Global Security programme comprises of 6 modules plus a Dissertation designed to provide a competitive edge with a strong emphasis on the study of crime and politics on a global scale.

Syllabus

This module provides a broad introduction to cybercrime and cyber security evolution. The module examines the relationship between advances in Internet-based and digital technologies, and their criminal exploitation within cyberspace. It examines a wide range of cyber threats, attacks and risks, and the strategies employed to mitigate these, including the laws that are in place to protect and prevent online crimes/cybercrimes.

This module allows students to appreciate what is at stake in security, both as a theoretical concept and as an ontological category. Gain an understanding of how the concept of security has been rearticulated and challenged in our contemporary context through an engagement with some of the most pressing issues of our day. Students will be able to question the ethical dimensions of the Westphalian order based on notions of sovereignty and narrow State interests and determine whether theories highlighting human emancipation need to be strengthened.

This module explores the relationship between the state and terrorism and considers how the nation state has been the perpetrator and a motivating factor behind terrorist acts, as well as considering other reasons behind such acts of violence. Students will consider the role of the state as a protector of its citizens has been challenged by its own actions and by terrorist organisations including groups such as ISIS.

The module aims to enhance the learners understanding of transnational organised crime through applying various criminological theorising of the conceptualisation of organised and transnational crime including the mapping of facilitating relationships and pathways. Students will be able to outline and understand various transnational organised crime phenomena including drug and weapon smuggling, people trafficking, cyber crime, and money laundering and fraud.

This module provides students with core knowledge and understanding of approaches to explaining criminal behaviour and its impact upon individuals and society.

The module aims to provide a thorough grounding in the understanding and appreciation of criminological research methods.

The module enables students to investigate in depth a topic within the field of organized crime analysis and global security. Students can select their own research area (subjected to course leader’s approval). The dissertation must include independent and original empirical research.

Assessment

This is a coursework based programme with certain modules having a combination of coursework and examination.

Delivery Structure

Each module is delivered over two consecutive full weekends (Sat & Sun, 9am to 5.30pm) per month.

Upon the successful completion of your MA in Organised Crime and Global Security, you will 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.

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Career

The course will help prepare you for employment in the criminal justice and security sector. Those working in a related occupation 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.

Potential career routes, destinations and jobs for graduates include: 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.

Admission Criteria

Participants are expected to contribute to the class learning experiences in a cohort and peer learning environment. You will be assessed based on experience, aptitude, potential and skills.

Bachelor’s degree (at least a lower second-class honours) 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)

Mature Candidates (at least 30 years old) with minimum 8 years of working experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants are required to demonstrate the ability to study in English; IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees

Please download the brochure or enquire with us at 9151 3308 for more information.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ling Ling at 9151 3308 .

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