UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)


This programme is aimed primarily at security professionals and serving police officers, whose role involves developing and implementing strategies to address the threat of extremism against public, corporate and critical targets. The consistent theme throughout the programme is the need for policing practices to be soundly rooted in an evidence base. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. Distance learning students will have access to enhanced Internet-based tools and resources and virtual links between staff and students.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant disciplines include criminology, psychology, sociology, law, geography or natural/physical sciences. Candidates who have at least 5 years relevant professional experience are also eligible. In exceptional circumstances, students who do not fulfil these requirements may be considered.

Course modules

Core modules: Ethical policing; foundations of security and crime science; police and the public; policing for crime reduction; quantitative methods. Options (students choose 3 of the following): Investigation and detection; intelligence gathering and analysis; management for police leaders; perspectives on organised crime; perspectives on terrorism; prevention and disruption; qualitative research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through unseen examinations, coursework, presentations, reports and project assignments.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,020 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Distance learning - 1 years
MSc Variable - 5 years
Variable - 5 years
Full-time - 9 months

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