UCL Department of Security and Crime Science


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Join a thriving global community of disruptive innovators on one of our advanced security and crime science master's degree programmes

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With over 175 years' history of teaching and research, UCL is ranked 1st** in the UK for teaching security and crime science. UCL Security & Crime Science is a department of our Faculty of Engineering Sciences, where 97% of our assessed research was ranked "world leading" or "internationally excellent" (REF 2021). 

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Public order police officers

MSc Countering Extremist Crime and Terrorism

This MSc introduces students to evidence-driven methodological tools required to analyse, prevent and disrupt extremist crime and terrorism. 

Crime map

MSc Crime Science with Serious Organised Crime

This programme equips students students scientifically-based techniques to tackle challenges in serious and organised crime. 

Police officers

MSc Policing 

This MSc focuses on developing an evidence-based approach to addressing modern challenges of policing diverse communities and dealing with evolving security threats. 

Forensic investigators

MSc Crime and Forensic Science

This multidisciplinary MSc programme offers students a unique opportunity to gain forensic science skills and methods within a holistic crime science framework.

Global crime
MSc Crime Science

This MSc provides students with a thorough understanding of how science and scientifically based techniques can deliver immediate and sustainable reductions in crime. 

Cyber criminal

MSc Crime Science with Cybercrime

This MSc provides students with the opportunity to learn about the drivers, motives and dynamics of cybercriminal operations, and the actors involved in carrying them out.

Data science

MSc Crime Science with Data Science

This MSc will equip students with the skills for developing strategies to effectively respond to real-world problems using data-driven approaches.

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** Guardian University Guide 2024