University of Essex
Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security
This course addresses key critical issues surrounding organised criminality and terrorism in contemporary society; the course involves multi-level analyses of organised crime as a concept, alongside the impacts of urbanisation, migration and globalisation upon both the practice of crime. In addition, students address cutting-edge critical, conceptual and theoretical analyses of terrorism and counter-terrorism; this course provides students with a grounding in the key theories and issues within the wider discipline of criminology; they also receive advanced training in the skills and techniques needed to undertake high quality research in this and other criminological areas of inquiry; our conceptual and skills-based tuition provides a substantial foundation for careers within related academic, public, and private sector realms.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in sociology or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
Core modules: Critical perspectives on terrorism and counter-terrorism; organised crime (global and local); sociological research design; formative debates in criminology; dissertation. Optional modules include: Contemporary debates in sociology; coverage and non-response in surveys; critical perspectives on terrorism and counter-terrorism; current controversies in criminology and criminal justice policy; digital economy; dynamics of home and work; ethnography; interviewing and qualitative data analysis; panel data methods; sociology of human rights; survey measurement and question design.
Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.
Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Sociology