Transnational Organised Crime

Staffordshire University

13 months
7246 GBP/year
7246 GBP/year
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The M.A. in Transnational Organised Crime 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.


During the Transnational Organised Crime program offered by Staffordshire University 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.

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. 

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

Employability is embedded throughout the course and you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation project within your place of work or volunteer within an organisation, business or government department relating to the issues covered on the MA course. 


  • 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    

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crimes of the Powerful: Corporate, White Collar and Financial Crime
  • Postgraduate Disseration
  • Researching Transnational Justice and Organised Crime
  • Trafficking: The Illegal Trade in People, Goods and Services
  • Understanding and Tackling Domestic Organised Crime

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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.  
  • If students do not have the required qualification but have professional experience, we would encourage you to apply as we consider all applications on their individual merit.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7246 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7246 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • Part-Time: £2,610 per year of study



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Transnational Organised Crime
Staffordshire University