The MSc in Terrorism, Security and Policing will provide you with a detailed understanding of the key issues surrounding security, policing and terrorism post-9/11 (and 7/7) and in the face of new and different threats from organisations such as ISIS and Boko Haram. The course content also reflects emergent global crime and security issues concerning organised crime, financial crime and the relationship between security and human rights.
You will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of terrorism and other transnational security challenges and their consequences, both theoretical and applied. Option modules allows you to specialise in areas of interest that relate to your professional needs including Transnational Policing, and Crime Prevention and Community Safety.
Your rigorous and critical thinking will be developed throughout the degree and your ability to understand and use different types of evidence will be complemented by developing your written and oral communication skills to an advanced level. The course will equip you with the advanced analytical skills and knowledge you need in a rapidly changing field of study and research to progress your professional career.
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2:2 degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification.
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Global Security and Policing
Criminological Research Methods
Responding to Terrorism
Plus your Dissertation
Option modules, choose one option module from:
Crime Prevention and Community Safety
Plus one further option module from:
Racism and Hate Crime
Current Issues in Forensic Science and Justice
Gender and Crime in a Globalised World
Power, Crime and Criminal Justice
Drugs and Crime
Crime Justice and Psychology
Media and Crime
Psychology of Evil
Our MSc in Terrorism, Security and Policing will equip you with a whole host of skills that will give you a head-start in today’s competitive job market. The Department works closely with the University’s Career Development Service to alert you to relevant opportunities.
A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the springboard to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.
If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level. Postgraduate education at Leicester is a rewarding and enriching experience that enhances personal development.
Each year, some of our students progress to a PhD either at Leicester or at another university.
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