The Hydra experience allowed us to see how decisions unfold in real time. Having the opportunity to work in life-like situations improved my understanding and appreciation of the work that goes into combating terrorism.

Alice, Graduate

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    Duration:

    3 years

    UCAS code:

    L441

    Location(s):

    Canterbury
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    Overview

    On our unique course, you will develop a contextual and critical outlook on highly publicised cases, and you'll be introduced to the aspects the media does not talk about.

    Christ Church is the only university to offer Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime at undergraduate level. Through varied modules, this degree will equip you with the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to help address what works in tackling transnational crime.

    After the tragic events of 9/11 in the USA, the world entered what many see to be a new era in how we understand, perceive and react to transnational crime, including terrorism. Despite the significance of the attack on the World Trade Centre, transnational crime and terrorism are not new concepts, and are issues currently faced by many countries around the world. To understand the current strategies in tackling these phenomena, it is important to learn from history, evaluate the complexities, and take a holistic but critical view of politics, policies, international treaties, and policing powers.

    Through varied modules, this degree will equip you with the practical and theoretical knowledge you need to help address what works in tackling transnational crime.

    Why study Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime?

    With increasing awareness of terrorist-related incidents happening across the globe, there has never been a more important time for the criminal justice sector to recruit well qualified, specialist professionals to help overcome the challenges facing society.

    This dedicated course gives you a unique opportunity to study Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime at degree level, helping you to gain specific skills, knowledge and insights needed to enter a career in this challenging field.

    You'll be taught by passionate academics with expertise in forensic investigation, criminal investigation, terrorism and international policing. Through teaching and independent study, you'll learn about the complexities of transnational crime as well as counter terrorism and responses to terrorism and political violence from a policing, criminal justice and forensic perspective.

    During the course, you'll make use of the Hydra suite, where you can experience simulations relating to a terrorist or other event and put the theory you have learnt into practice.