The MSc Crime Analysis is a new interdisciplinary programme aimed at individuals seeking to develop their knowledge of the subject area in order to enhance employment opportunities within law enforcement, geographic information systems (GIS) communities, consultancies, private and public sectors.
The MSc programme, which is provided by members of the University's Institute of Criminal Justice combines the areas of social science, psychology, geography, law, and research analysis, topics in which there is considerable expertise across several parts of the University and in partner organisations.
The programme is aimes mainly at individuals with some prior knowledge of the subject area but wishing to obtain a broad overview of the subject with scope for specialisation in topics of specific interest. Potential employment could be within national and local law enforcement or geographical information systems/science (GIS) communities, consultancies, national and local government, private and public sectors. These are major growth areas highlighting a need for a substantial increase in training in the subject area.
Core modules: Understanding the crime event; Analysing crime; The criminological; Research methodology
Two optional modules from: Analysing international data organised crime, trafficking, terrorism etc; Analysis of financial data; Analysis of telecommunications data; Analysis of open-source information; Local partnership data; Threat and risk assessment; Geographical analysis
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.