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This new BSc aims to create a generation of leaders in the crime, intelligence and security sectors. Using science from different disciplines (psychology, political science, statistics, computer science, and forensic sciences) you will learn to tackle real-world crime problems and develop creative and ethical ways to increase security in a changing world.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
In the first year all your modules are compulsory, providing a good grounding in security and crime science and an introduction to systems analysis. In years two and three, in addition to compulsory modules, you will be able to choose from a range of options, according to your specific area of interest, including a work placement based module (subject to availability). Compulsory modules follow specific strands; for example, crime theories, where you will study the causes of, and responses to, crime through modules such as Understanding the Crime Event (year one) and Psychology and Crime (year two).
You also learn about statistics, data collection and analysis methods, GIS and programming tools in the analytical techniques strand.
Each term you will apply newly gained skills to examine crimes such as terrorism and cybercrime, and develop effective strategies to prevent them.
In the final year you will explore the multidisciplinary nature of crime analysis, detection and prevention further during a six-month project.
No specific subjects.
English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5.