UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Crime Science

This course provides students with a thorough understanding of how science and scientifically based techniques can deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. The programme focuses on how to better apply science to understand crime problems, develop strategies for preventing them, and increase the probability of detecting and arresting offenders.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant disciplines include science subjects, for example engineering or computer science; or social science subjects, for example, psychology, criminology or geography. Alternatively candidates may qualify for entry if they can offer five or more years of relevant professional experience (for example in the police service, or as a crime prevention worker).

Course modules

Core modules: foundations of security and crime science; designing and doing research; preventing crimes; quantitative methods. Options: students choose four of the following: perspectives on organised crime; crime mapping and spatial analysis; investigation and detection; intelligence gathering and analysis; qualitative methods; cybercrime.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, projects, laboratory classes, and practical exercises. Practical work will involve the analysis and interpretation of data sets, and the development of new ideas for solving problems. Assessment is through lab and project reports, unseen written examination, coursework, presentations, and the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,770 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,090 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Variable September 2016 - 3 years
PgDip Variable September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3108 3153