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Transnational Organised Crime

MA

Flexible to fit around work and personal commitments 

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Critically investigate activities associated with Transnational Organised Crime 

Meeting your personal or professional interest 

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, distance learning
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Duration:
13 Months
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You’ll examine the recent emergence of transnational organised crime, its historical precedents at a global level and law enforcement responses. You’ll consider how Transnational Organised Crime is represented by the media.

This course offers valuable insight for a range of careers concerned with Transnational Organised Crime and developing strategies and policies for its prevention. You can enhance your knowledge and career prospects through this qualification.

You’ll study unique topics, taking a critical perspective and work with our experts in sociology and criminology.

Our robust training in research methods will support those wanting to undertake a PhD. 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Transnational Organised Crime

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Transnational Organised Crime

Part-time study

This course can be taken part-time over three years. You’ll take one module per semester and a final year dissertation. 

Blended learning

We offer face-to-face teaching with virtual learning, allowing you to fit your studies around work and personal commitments.

Part-time study

This course can be taken part-time over three years. You’ll take one module per semester and a final year dissertation. 

Blended learning

We offer face-to-face teaching with virtual learning, allowing you to fit your studies around work and personal commitments.

Work placements

 

Work placements

 

Course content

In addition to subject specific knowledge, you’ll learn to write constructive, analytical arguments and develop strong IT skills. You’ll receive robust training in research methods and undertake research in an area of interest.  

  • Year 1   Postgraduate Certificate in Transnational Organised Crime (60 credits)
  • Year 2    Postgraduate Diploma in Transnational Organised Crime (120 credits)
  • Year 3    MA in Transnational Organised Crime (180 credits)

In addition to subject specific knowledge, you’ll learn to write constructive, analytical arguments and develop strong IT skills. You’ll receive robust training in research methods and undertake research in an area of interest.  

  • Year 1   Postgraduate Certificate in Transnational Organised Crime (60 credits)
  • Year 2    Postgraduate Diploma in Transnational Organised Crime (120 credits)
  • Year 3    MA in Transnational Organised Crime (180 credits)

Modules

Modules

In addition to subject specific knowledge, you’ll learn to write constructive, analytical arguments and develop strong IT skills. You’ll receive robust training in research methods and undertake research in an area of interest. 

Entry requirements

You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:1 from a recognised university or body.   

  

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You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:1 from a recognised university or body.   

  

A 2:2 degree, or professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Facilities

Careers

On completion of the Transnational Organised Crime MA, you’ll be equipped to work in a wide range of roles, including:

  • National Crime Agency (NCA) 
  • Armed Forces
  • Policing professions tackling transnational organised crime  
  • Banking sectors tackling financial fraud and compliance, and financial and white-collar crimes 
  • NGOs supporting victims of trafficking 
  • Policy    

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level. 

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching

The bulk of teaching will be delivered via virtual learning. You’ll be invited onto campus up to four times in the academic year for face-to-face taught sessions – this will be one day a week, twice in semester 1 and twice in semester 2. 

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The bulk of teaching will be delivered via virtual learning. You’ll be invited onto campus up to four times in the academic year for face-to-face taught sessions – this will be one day a week, twice in semester 1 and twice in semester 2. 

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Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative). 

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.  

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, reports, e-posters, e presentations, problem-based assignments or portfolios.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative). 

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.  

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, reports, e-posters, e presentations, problem-based assignments or portfolios.

Learning support

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  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills) 
  • Written English (including punctuation and grammar) 
  • Academic writing (including how to reference) 
  • Research skills 
 
  • Assessment skills (including time management)  
  • Additional support

    If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

    Feedback

    A sample of learning journals will be reviewed each week giving generic feedback about what students are doing well and what things need improving, these will be written up in a course blog.  

    At the end of each teaching week, the module leader will be online for 20 minutes to discuss the week’s activity. These sessions will be recorded and posted on Blackboard, to provide access to any students who cannot join the virtual session.

    A sample of learning journals will be reviewed each week giving generic feedback about what students are doing well and what things need improving, these will be written up in a course blog.  

    At the end of each teaching week, the module leader will be online for 20 minutes to discuss the week’s activity. These sessions will be recorded and posted on Blackboard, to provide access to any students who cannot join the virtual session.

     
  • Researching in the library 
  • Preparing coursework 
  • We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library or a computer, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University.

    As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve:  

     
  • Researching in the library 
  • Preparing coursework 
  • We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library or a computer, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University.

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    For the course starting on

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    the tuition fees are:

    Study option
    Full time
    UK / EU / Channel Islands
    £7,850 per course
    International (Non-EU)
    £7,850 per course

    For the course starting on

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    the tuition fees are:

    Study option
    Part time
    UK / EU / Channel Islands
    £2,610 per year of study
    International (Non-EU)
    £2,610 per year of study

    If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

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    postgraduate fees page for details). If you have any questions about how this relates to you, please contact feesandbursaries@staffs.ac.uk.

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    Stoke-on-Trent campus
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    If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

    Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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