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  • Locations: Dumfries, United Kingdom; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Leeds, United Kingdom; Liverpool, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Nottingham, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 Language of Instruction: English
Number of Credits Offered: 6 Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Prerequisite: Yes Type of Program: Faculty-led
Area of Study: Criminology, Law and Society Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Hooligan & Homicide: Law Enforcement in the UK & Ireland

United Kingdom & Ireland, Summer 2019

UK police collage
Students participating in George Mason University's Hooligans and Homicide study abroad program are being offered a unique educational opportunity.  Permission has been obtained for participation in police ride-a-longs within four different agencies in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  The ride-a-longs permit the student to witness first-hand day-to-day law enforcement operation in a foreign country.  

Examples of community relations, extremist group interaction, terrorism prevention and criminal investigations will be afforded to the student in the learning experience that opens up a comparison and contrasting view of police work in two different countries.

Program Highlights

  • Witness day-to-day police operations in major cities in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Take part in training exercises used to enhance law enforcement operations.
  • Participate in intelligence and terrorism briefings that improve police response to increased extremist threats.
  • Educational tours including the Tower of London, National Justice Museum, National Emergency Services Museum, Stonehenge, and the Glasgow/Edinburgh Police Museum.


Undergraduate students only. Minimum 2.25 GPA.

Prerequisite coursework: CRIM 401: Policing in America and/or CRIM 312: Intelligence Analysis Techniques


Students will choose one 6-credit course or two 3-credit courses during the application process.

Course Options

  • CRIM 485: Study Abroad (3 or 6 credits)
  • CRIM 490: Special Topics (3 credits)

Program Dates

June 2 - June 28, 2019



Day 1 Arrival London
Day 2 Royal Courts of Justice: Tour 
Day 3 Tower of London: Tour         
Day 4 City of London Police Museum: Tour  
Day 5 Walking tour of London: Tour       
Day 6 Leave London Stonehenge: Tour       
Day 7 Drive to Liverpool
Day 8 Liverpool Police: Tour
Day 9 Liverpool Police: Ride-a-longs
Day 10 Liverpool Police: Ride-a-longs
Day 11 Greater Manchester Museum: Tour
Day 12 Personal Day
Day 13 Travel to Nottingham
Day 14 National Justice Museum: Tour
Day 15 Travel to Sheffshire
Day 16 National Emergency Services Museum: Tour 
Day 17 Personal Day
Day 18 Travel to West Yorkshire
Day 19 West Yorkshire Police: Ride-a-longs
Day 20 West Yorkshire Police: Ride-a-longs
Day 21 West Yorkshire Police: Training Presentation  
Day 22 Travel
Day 23 Dumfries/Galloway Police: Pam AM 103 presentation
Day 24 Dumfries/Galloway Police: Training Presentation
Day 25 Dumfries/Galloway Police: Ride-a-longs
Day 26 Glasgow/Edinburgh Police Museum: Tour
Day 27 Personal day
Day 28 Depart Edinburgh
* Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Program Cost

Summer 2018: $5,500

Summer 2019: Coming Soon!

Included: Tuition for 3 credits, accommodations, entrance fees/tours/guides as described in itinerary, some breakfasts, some group meals, in-country transportation, international emergency medical insurance.

Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, some meals, some transportation, personal spending, required textbooks and/or course materials.

*Participants must arrange their own airfare, once instructed to do so by the Mason Global Education Office.

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by March 17, 2019 in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 14, 2019. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or their VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:


GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:

Application Deadline:

Sunday, March 3, 2019


Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.

Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.

Application instructions:

Academic Director

Name Kevin Fornshill, M.A.
Phone 703-993-8315

GEO Program Officer

  Laura Scobey
Name Laura Scobey
Phone 703-993-1854
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.