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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Applied Social Sciences: Globalisation and Crime

Institution University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Department Humanities, Education and Gaelic
Telephone 01463 279190
Study type Taught


What is special about this course? Are you interested in exploring and understanding the world around you, particularly in relation to globalisation and crime, via the theory and application of the social sciences?

The MSc Applied Social Sciences: Globalisation and Crime is a unique, multi-disciplinary programme that allows you to explore these critical issues using the disciplines of psychology, sociology, criminology, and politics, to gain in-depth understanding of these complex situations and employ your knowledge in the real world.

You will apply theory from the social sciences in order to reflect upon and comprehend these phenomena, ultimately using your understanding to enhance society, particularly in relation to globalisation and crime. You will undertake seven modules, including: forensic and criminal psychology; globalisation, work and society; world of terror; transnational crime; research methods and techniques; applied research project; and a dissertation. You will have the opportunity to complete a project based on a work placement or relevant site/organisation relating to these topics, and complete a substantial piece of individual research.

Special features •The course is delivered full-time or part-time and is fully online, so you can fit your study around your personal and professional commitments from anywhere in the world. •Unique multi-disciplinary programme allows you to explore topics at master’s level using different academic disciplines and gain a wider perspective to take forward in the research modules. •Opportunity to complete your own research in the applied research project and dissertation modules; this may include a work placement or contact with relevant organisations, and the chance to apply theory in the real world. •Experienced and research-active team of lecturers with varied interests and contacts. •A small, supportive campus, providing access to a variety of resources and support. •Further your interests in the social sciences and gain advanced knowledge and valuable research experience to pave the way to a rewarding career.

How long will my course last? •Full-time: 1.5 years @ 25 hours per week •Part-time (structured): 3 years @ 12 hours per week •Part-time (unstructured): up to 6 years Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.


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