Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Short Courses

UCL offers a range of post-graduate taught courses relating to security and crime science. These are delivered through the various UCL departments contributing to the JDI. Key courses are listed below. Courses can also be accessed by going to individual departmental websites, including the Department of Security and Crime Science, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Political Science, the Centre for Systems Engineering, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. 

MSc in Crime Science
The MSc in Crime Science is a modular programme which covers the theoretical and philosophical bases of Crime Science.

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

MSc in Information Security
Advanced programme for computer science and engineering graduates who wish to be involved with the security aspects of Information Technology.

MSc in International Public Policy
Provides a detailed and systematic understanding of how political institutions, processes and public policies operate in a global economy.

MSc in System Engineering Management 
Provides an integrated, interdisciplinary view of complex systems and systems engineering.

MA in Politics, Security and Integration

Provides an opportunity to study political and social developments in post-communist Europe in both depth and breadth.

MRes in Security Studies 
Combines empirical and normative approaches to the causes of political violence, the application of military force, humanitarian intervention, and the provision of global public goods.


Diploma in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism
The Post Graduate Diploma 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.

Diploma in Crime Science
This Diploma provides students with a thorough understanding of how science and scientifically based techniques can deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. The programme focuses on how to better apply science to understand crime problems, develop strategies for preventing them, and increase the probability of detecting and arresting offenders.

Certificate in Security & Crime Science

This programme provides students with a thorough understanding of how science and scientifically based techniques can deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. The programme focuses on how to better apply science to understand crime problems, develop strategies for preventing them, and increase the probability of detecting and arresting offenders.

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