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Terrorism and Political Violence MSc

Terrorism and Political Violence MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Terrorism/Security Studies Conflict Management (Business)

Course type


Course Summary

This course looks in depth at the concepts and politics surrounding terrorism, political violence and security in the post-Cold-War era. It will provide an understanding of the forces of global politics and develop the skills needed to engage in academic and professional discussions that are shaping the contemporary international agenda. With a particular focus on human rights and international conflict, the course strikes a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of the study of international relations. You will examine the moral, ethical and legal aspects of the use of violence by both state and non-state groups. You will also focus on politics of the state in the modern world and the wider contexts of ‘globalization' within which modern violence takes place. This course is designed to serve as a conversion course for those with an interest in security and politics who do not have a background in this area; act as a stepping stone for graduates intending to pursue doctoral studies in international relations, politics, development studies, history and other relevant fields; and provide a valuable background for a career in government, journalism, law, accountancy, business or the media – thanks to the policy-making and briefing skills you acquire. Graduates will be well prepared for future careers in the diplomatic service; non-governmental organisations (NGOs); journalism; teaching; higher education; the armed forces; and public and private sector management.

Different course options

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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The masters programme culminates in the dissertation, an extended project that allows you to engage in independent research, applying and developing the content of the taught modules to a topic of your choice.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a second class degree or above or equivalent in an area appropriate to the content of the degree; Relevant non-certified learning; an appropriate combination of certificated and non-certificated learning.

University information

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