Buckinghamshire New University
Rural and Environmental Crime and Policing MSc
Buckinghamshire New University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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.

Causes, context and legislation

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.

A unique focus on practical skills

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.

Specialist research

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.

Who is it for?

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.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Rural and Environmental Crime and Policing, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Rural and Environmental Crime and Policing MSc

International £5450 year 1
England UK £5450 year 1
Northern Ireland £5450 year 1
Scotland £5450 year 1
Wales £5450 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Buckinghamshire New University

Buckinghamshire New University, also known as Bucks, was founded in 1893, in the town of High Wycombe, South East England. This university has chosen to divide its academic offerings into seven separate schools, which is reflected in that learning resources such as libraries are located in their relevant areas to reduce crowding and also increase the ease of looking for the materials the student needs. Bucks has been the recipient of numerous awards, among which we can find the Silver Award from TEF.

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