|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£5,950.00 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A degree with an overall 2:1.
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 6.0)
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In recent years, issues of terrorism and organised crime have gained an unprecedented profile, provoked significant social concern, and dominated both law-and-order and many wider social policy agendas. We draw on state-of-the-art research to address key critical issues surrounding organised criminality and terrorism in contemporary society.
We involve multi-level analyses of organised crime as a concept, alongside the impacts of urbanisation, migration and globalisation upon both the practice of crime and the ways in which we understand them. You address cutting-edge critical, conceptual and theoretical analyses of terrorism and counter-terrorism.
The course provides you with a strong grounding in the key theories, understandings and issues relating to organised crime and terrorism. You explore topics including:
- The analysis, politics and prevention of terrorism
- Globalisation and organised crime
- Security and the state
- The hacker ethic
- Human rights
Our Department of Sociology was rated top 10 in the UK for research quality (REF 2014), and we consistently receive strong student satisfaction scores, including 96% overall student satisfaction in 2015.
Organised Crime: Global and Local
Critical Perspectives on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
Sociological Research Design
Formative Debates in Criminology
Digital Economy (optional)
Current Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy (optional)
This course provides excellent preparation for further academic study, and many of our postgraduates go on to successful academic careers, both in the UK and overseas.
Employment opportunities for graduates of this course include careers in security, policing, research, intelligence and justice professions.
Others have established careers in non-governmental organisations, local authorities, specialist think tanks, government departments, charities, media production, and market intelligence.