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Terrorism, Crime and Global Security MA

Terrorism, Crime and Global Security MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Terrorism/Security Studies Crime Prevention

Course type


Course Summary

Terrorism is one of the most pressing social issues of our times. On this Masters course, you’ll debate issues relating to terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation and the impact on society. You’ll investigate terror threats and how counter-terrorism policies affect local communities.

You’ll apply theory and a critical approach to understanding terrorism: historical dimensions, its changing forms and the meaning of terrorism in 21st century.

This course offers valuable insight for a range of careers concerned with crime prevention, counter terrorism, community support and shaping policy. You’ll enhance your knowledge and career prospects through this qualification.

The uniqueness of this course is that you’ll work with experts in sociology and criminology offering a critical examination of terrorism, crime, global security and the impact that tackling terrorism is having on local communities.

Our robust training in research methods will support those wanting to pursue further doctoral research.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Terrorism, Crime and Global Security.


On completion of the Terrorism, Crime and Global Security MA, you’ll be equipped to work in a wide range of roles, including:

  • Crime prevention
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Community support
  • Intelligence
  • Military
  • Policing
  • Policy

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.


There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, reports, e-posters, e presentations, problem-based assignments or portfolios.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 13 months | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Distance without attendance


13 months

Start date



Terrorism : Theories, Concepts and Research Methods (30 Credits) - Core
Counter - Terrorism in the UK War on Terror - A Battle for Hearts and Minds (30 Credits) - Core
Postgraduate Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Terrorism in the 21st Century (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:1 from a recognised university or body. If you have an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Criminology or a related discipline you will be eligible to apply for this course. A 2:2 degree, or professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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