MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism University College London

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University College London University College London Location: University College London
Gower Street
Website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk
Email: scs@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: 0203 1083 206

*** We have a number of scholarships for our courses each year – see our website for details and scholarship deadlines.

MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism

The MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism is aimed at security professionals whose role involves developing and implementing strategies to address the threat of extremism, against public, corporate and critical targets.

The course is also suitable for those wishing to make a career in these areas. The course is delivered by experienced practitioners and researchers working in counter-terrorism, intelligence, law enforcement, risk assessment and security technology. Students also benefit from full access to UCL experts on a range of ethical, political, religious, and community issues. Taught in central London, this integrated programme can be taken FULL-TIME (one year) or PART-TIME (normally over two or three years, but can be extended to five). Learning is also facilitated through access to secured online seminars, course materials and research articles. UCL offers the students and their organisations an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to address a particular security-related project.


Students who graduate from the MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism programme will have acquired:

  • An overview of organised crime and terrorism.
  • An understanding of the theory of risk analysis.
  • An understanding of the techniques for gathering and analysis of intelligence for countering terrorism and organised crime
  • An understanding of factors influencing decision-making
  • An understanding of the counter-terrorism technology.
  • An understanding of strategies for prevention, detection and disruption of terrorism activities.
  • An understanding of related legal, political, religious, social, and economic aspects.
  • An understanding of the subjects complementary to, but outside of, terrorism and organised crime, such as media communications.
  • An understanding of leadership and contingency planning.
  • An understanding of techniques applicable to research and advanced scholarship.

Full details at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/scs/pg-taught/msc-coct

About the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science (SCS)


The SCS (part of the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science) is the first university department in the world devoted specifically to reducing crime. It does this through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction. Our mission is to change crime policy and practice. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) 75% of the department's research activity was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading, placing the department joint second in the UK in the relevant unit of assessment. The department, based at University College London, consistently ranked one of the world's top universities, currently runs the highly popular MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism and the MSc in Crime Science as well as the new UCL JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences and the £17m international Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre.

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