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Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime MA, PGCert, PGDip

Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime MA, PGCert, PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Immigration Studies Criminology Crime Prevention

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is unique in offering students the chance to study the main characteristics of modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, causes/roots, impacts, and methods (legal and others) of prevention. This Master's programme provides an advanced critical insight into current developments in the study of migration, organised crime and human trafficking. It is unique in offering students the chance to study the main characteristics of modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, causes/roots, impacts, and methods (legal and others) of prevention. The degree is unique in examining, in an interdisciplinary manner, the intersection between human trafficking and migratory flows, and forced labour, and organised crime. The programme combines vocational and theoretical components. You'll study the social conditions in which human trafficking occurs, including wealth, social and gender inequalities; migration due to political instability, war and poverty; and the role of criminal gangs and organised crime groups in the proliferation of this crime in recent years. The modus operandi of traffickers and their networks will be explored as will the challenges raised by the role in family members and communities in this increasingly complex issue. You'll also engage critically with existing legal frameworks and policing in place to combat human trafficking. The degree also offers the chance to examine different discourses used to analyse the issue including debates about terminology, media representations, effectiveness of anti-trafficking policies and the efficacy of rescue and rehabilitation programmes. Assessment includes a variety of methods such as written coursework, policy reviews, case studies and presentations. This course will interest students who wish to pursue careers in the voluntary sector (in organisations that work with migrants and people who have been trafficked), in the public sector dealing with crime control and criminal justice, in law and human rights, and in campaigning and media. It will also appeal to people employed in professional and third sector organisations, such as police, health professionals, social workers and frontline support workers as part of their continuing professional development. It will provide a critical and methodological platform for students who aim to extend their studies to doctoral level. And it will appeal to students who want to investigate the historical, social and cultural factors that contribute to the intersection of criminal justice, human trafficking and migration. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert. The part time option is also available for this course.

Different course options

Full time | St Mary's University, Twickenham | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This core module, which can be taken as an alternative to module HTM7007 Dissertation, provides an opportunity for students to develop critical awareness skills, knowledge and understanding about the relationship between theory and research to practice in the workplace setting. This is an independent study module, supported by regular supervision from one of the course team, in which the student writes up a substantial piece of independent research on a topic relevant to the professional setting, in consultation with members of the programme team. The Advanced Research Methods module would have given students many of the skills they will need to apply in this module. Students will use their experience in the workplace, in a paid or unpaid capacity, to conduct work-based research towards completing their MA (instead of researching and writing a more conventional dissertation). It gives students an opportunity to undertake a research task in which they can relate the theoretical knowledge of their subject area to the evaluation of these practices in a work setting.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,280

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) in arts, humanities or social sciences. Undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may be considered. Applicants with two years of relevant non-certified learning and professional experience in a relevant field of work, such as health, social services, police and third sector organisation will also be considered.

University information

St Mary’s University is located in the leafy London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, just 30 minutes by train to central London and minutes from the banks of the river. Founded in 1850 on Catholic values, it has a well-established history in teaching theology, education and sport. St Mary’s offers a wide range of full time and part-time postgraduate courses that are internationally recognised. Ofsted rating the Primary and Secondary Teacher...more