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MSc in Global Security and Policing

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  • Objectives
    To provide students with a detailed knowledge of the current debates on security and policing with a specific focus on global issues and their impact at the local level, particularly in a post ‘9/11’ world. The primary orientation of the course is in the arena of criminology but it also draws upon a number of other disciplines including politics, law, and sociology. The increasing centrality of the concept of 'risk' to policing strategies at the local, national and international levels is critically examined. Students will learn how to critically appraise research as well as conduct and write up their own study on a topic of their choice.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements A first or second class honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification. Special consideration is given to applications from people with relevant work experience and knowledge.
  • Academic Title
    MSc in Global Security and Policing
  • Course description
    Course modules
    Core:

    -Understanding Crime
    -Global Security and Policing
    -Knowledge and Method
    -Dissertation

    Optional:

    -Crime at Work
    -Crime, Justice and Psychology
    -Current Issues in Clinical Criminology
    -Drugs and Crime
    -Penology
    -Racism, Crime and Disorder
    -Crime, Justice and the Law
    -Sexual Violence
    -Terrorism*
    -Psychology of Evil*
    -(modules marked with a * are recommended options)

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Each course is based on continuous assessment comprising a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied. Successful completion of all modules and the dissertation means candidates are
    eligible for the MSc

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