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MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security

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  • Objectives
    To help students to develop a critical and analytical approach to problems in history and the contemporary world of violence, terrorism and security.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements Normally at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in Politics, International Studies or a related subject. Additional Information for International Students IELTS Certificate (6.5 or above) or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security
  • Course description
    Course Content

    Four taught modules, plus a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.

    Students will take:
    -Violence, Terrorism and Security
    and
    -Approaches to Social Science Research

    and two options from the following:
    -International Security
    -Conflict Intervention
    -Northern Ireland and the World
    -Theory and Politics of Globalisation
    -National and Ethnic Conflict Management

    Assessment
    Examination and continuous assessment.

    Funding
    This degree qualifies for DEL funding.

    Special Features
    It is also possible to study for a Diploma in each of the areas covered by the MA programmes. The Diploma is constructed around the coursework elements of the MA programmes. On successful completion of the coursework, it is possible to complete the dissertation for an award of MA.

    Opportunities for Careers
    All of the MA programmes offered in the School provide an appropriate basis for those who wish to proceed to doctoral study. In addition, our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in both the public and private sectors.

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