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Security Science MRes + MPhil/PhD

UCL (University College London)

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary


Security and Crime Science (SCS) uses evidence-based techniques to prevent and control crime and security problems, and to detect offenders. SCS is devoted to reducing crime and terrorism through teaching, research and public policy analysis. The department has strong links with security practitioners and policymakers as well as researchers and institutions worldwide. It is multidisciplined in its approach and draws on both the social and physical sciences. We focus strongly on providing interactive classrooms where a mix of practitioners and new students keen to work in these fields can learn from each other.


Graduates from UCL SECReT go on to careers in a wide range of areas including research posts in the private sector or in academic institutions, or positions in the public and private security industry sectors.


Graduates of UCL SECReT are widely sought after. Of the first graduating cohort 82% found careers in the private and public security sector within six months of graduating. A similar success rate is evident in successive cohorts since then and we expect this trend to continue. Our students possess skills modern employers in these sectors are looking for such as: (i) how to work in multidisciplinary teams; (ii) how to apply their knowledge to practical interventions; (iii) how to engage with industry; (iv) a PhD from a world-renowned doctoral centre at one of the world's most highly ranked universities.

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Tuition fees

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£ 25,730per year

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University information

UCL (University College London)

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  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

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