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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 programme 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 otherwise) of prevention.

Why study Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime?

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. Students will also achieve exit awards PgDip and PgCert.

You'll also engage critically with existing legal frameworks and policing in place to combat human trafficking. The degree also offers te 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.

Why St Mary's?

The MA programme is part of a wider commitment to addressing modern slavery and human trafficking through the work of the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, established at St Mary’s in 2015. The Centre was founded to develop an evidence based response to addressing the current intensification of human trafficking and slavery cases globally.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a variety of methods such as written coursework, policy reviews, case studies and presentations.

Career opportunities

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.

Different course options

Full time | St Mary's University, Twickenham | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

This is an independent study module, supported by regular supervision by one of the course team, in which the student writes up a substantial piece of independent research on a topic chosen by them in consultation with members of the programme team. The module has the aim of developing students? independent research skills and critical analysis through the planning, execution and writing of a substantial piece of independent research on a topic chosen by them 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. This core module, which can be taken as an alternative to the 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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,580

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.