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M.Sc. On Campus Online

Policing

University College London (UCL)

12 months
Duration
29400 GBP/year
14700 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The MSc in Policing programme offered at the University College London (UCL)  is aimed at police and professionals from related agencies (e.g. the National Crime Agency) wishing to become future leaders and managers.  

Overview

The focus is on providing an evidence-based approach to address modern challenges of policing diverse communities and dealing with transnational organised crime, terrorism, cybercrime and evolving security threats, while upholding principles of procedural justice to increase police legitimacy and public confidence.

About this degree 

The Policing programme offered at the University College London (UCL) will outline the philosophical and theoretical bases for evidence-based policing practice. Issues will be examined with respect to ethical, policy and political contexts. It is a multidisciplinary programme drawing on psychology, statistics, mathematics, engineering, architecture, forensic sciences, design, geography and computing and is designed to enable graduates to be effective leaders and managers of a modern diverse police service.

Careers

The programme will enable students to gain the skills to conduct rigorous analysis, use evidence-based approaches and develop a scientific approach as well as the ability to make sound policy decisions, and to become leaders in modern police forces. Graduates who are serving police officers will gain analytical and other critical skills to progress in their current career. It is likely to lead to further future careers opportunities in:

  • law enforcement
  • security industry related companies
  • government policy advisory roles
  • strategic advisors to government and security agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethical Policing
  • Foundations of Security and Crime Science
  • Police and the Public
  • Models of Policing for Crime Reduction
  • Quantitative Methods or Designing and Doing Research (you will take one of these)
  • Investigation and Detection
  • Intelligence Gathering and Analysis
  • Management Skills for Police Leaders
  • Perspectives on Organised Crime 
  • Perspectives on Terrorism
  • Prevention and Disruption
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Cybercrime
  • Hotspot Policing
  • Horizon Scanning

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have, or expect to obtain before entry, a lower second-class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. criminology, psychology, sociology, law, geography or hard science) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates who have at least five years' relevant professional experience are also eligible. In exceptional circumstances, students who do not fulfil these requirements may be considered.
  • If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
  • The English language level for this programme is: Good

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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