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Transnational Organised Crime, M.A.

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  • 13 months
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University rank #801 (WUR) Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
With Transnational Organised Crime at the Staffordshire University you’ll study contemporary global issues such as drug and human trafficking, international terrorism, illegal arms trading and financial crime through the lens of critical criminology. 
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Overview

You’ll examine the recent emergence of transnational organised crime, its historical precedents at a global level and law enforcement responses. You’ll consider how Transnational Organised Crime is represented by the media.

This Transnational Organised Crime course at Staffordshire University offers valuable insight for a range of careers concerned with Transnational Organised Crime and developing strategies and policies for its prevention. You can enhance your knowledge and career prospects through this qualification.

You’ll study unique topics, taking a critical perspective and work with our experts in sociology and criminology.

Our robust training in research methods will support those wanting to undertake a PhD. 

Careers

On completion of the Transnational Organised Crime MA, you’ll be equipped to work in a wide range of roles, including:

  • National Crime Agency (NCA) 
  • Armed Forces
  • Policing professions tackling transnational organised crime  
  • Banking sectors tackling financial fraud and compliance, and financial and white-collar crimes 
  • NGOs supporting victims of trafficking 
  • Policy    

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level. 

Programme Structure

In addition to subject specific knowledge, you’ll learn to write constructive, analytical arguments and develop strong IT skills. You’ll receive robust training in research methods and undertake research in an area of interest.  

On the successful completion of each academic year of study (60 Level 7 credits), students will have the option to either progress to the next year of study or leave the programme with the qualification that reflects the total amount of Level 7 credits successfully completed.  Available qualifications are as follows:

  • Year 1 - Postgraduate Certificate in Transnational Organised Crime (60 credits)
  • Year 2 - Postgraduate Diploma in Transnational Organised Crime (120 credits)
  • Year 3 - MA in Transnational Organised Crime (180 credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:1 from a recognised university or body.   
  • If you have an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Criminology or a related discipline you will be eligible to apply for this course.  
  • A 2:2 degree, or professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7032 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7620 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7032 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7620 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
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  • Part-Time: £2,535 per year of study

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

  • 550 - 850 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course.

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