Rural and Environmental Crime and Policing (MSc)

Buckinghamshire New University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time, mixed-mode

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Rural and Environmental Crime and Policing at Buckinghamshire New University

This course is subject to validation

With growing public awareness, and concern, about rural and environmental crime, and how to mitigate it, there is increasing demand for specialist practitioners in this field.

Whether your interest is in an enforcement or compliance capacity, our MSc in Rural and Environmental Crime and Policing will equip you with the skills and insights to help you prevent this multi-faceted form of offending and to tackle it when it happens.

The course looks closely at all types of rural and environmental crime, from theft from farms and hare coursing, through modern slavery and organised crime in the rural setting, to heritage crime and environmental offences such as fly-tipping or wildlife crime. You will consider the causes and context of such offending and the explanations offered by rural and green criminologies alongside the legislation in place to deal with it.

Unlike other courses which focus primarily on the law, this master’s takes a strong practical perspective. Using case studies, and specialist insights from industry experts, you will explore how the relevant legislation translates into practical compliance and enforcement.

You will gain an appreciation of the complexity of rural and environmental crime, but also go away with the legal and enforcement practices increasingly sought after in this field.

Taught as a flexible-learning programme, the course culminates in an extended project, where you will research an area of particular interest to you or your employer.

This master’s is for anyone with a professional or personal interest in rural and environmental crime, either in an enforcement, compliance, or management role.

This includes rural police officers and those working for organisations with an evidence gathering or prosecuting responsibility, such as environmental agencies, local authorities, charities, and other organisations responsible for tackling offending in the countryside or protecting our natural environment.

The course is also aimed at those with compliance responsibility, particularly businesses or agencies required to take environmental regulation and legislation into account in their day-to-day activities.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyPart-time, Mixed-modeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Entrants to the programme will normally have an Honours degree or equivalent.

Recent graduates would generally have achieved an upper second class honours degrees in any field.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language skills to IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Applicants who are in employment may qualify for entry without holding a first degree.

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