MA-PgDip Terrorism and Security

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  • Objectives
    You will widen and deepen your knowledge of some of the most exciting and relevant subjects to study in today's international environment. This is a unique inter-disciplinary programme in the UK, which draws upon politics, contemporary history and sociology. You will be taught by research scholars, who integrate cutting edge-research in their teaching. Our staff in Politics & Contemporary History received an excellent score of 5A in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, as well as a perfect score of 24 in the latest teaching subject reviews of the Quality Assurance Agency. You will become part of a vibrant and dynamic School, where you will have the opportunity to attend stimulating guest lectures, seminars, and conferences, bringing researchers and practitioners together.
  • Entry requirements
    For students with a keen interest in the issues of security and terrorism, this MA programme represents an opportunity to significantly deepen and widen their knowledge. The professional relevance and topicality of the course will make it attractive to those considering or currently engaged in careers in the civil service, the armed forces, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, the media, think tanks and research institutes. This course also provides excellent foundations for those who wish to pursue a PhD.
  • Academic title
    MA/PgDip Terrorism and Security
  • Course description
    Programme Content

    Core modules

    -Terrorism: Threat and Response
    -State Terror

    Optional modules

    -Security Studies
    -The Middle East and Terrorism
    -Security Networks, Intelligence and Internal Security
    -Human Rights and Cultural Diversity
    -The Logic of Violence
    -Critical Readings on Human Rights, Terror and Violence
    -Human Rights Ethics
    -Criminological Thought 1
    -Conducting Social Research

    Module performance is assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examination. In addition, MA students are required to submit a 12,000-word dissertation. Personal supervision is provided in support of writing the dissertation.

    Career progression
    Students follow a range of careers in teaching and research, the civil service, the armed forces, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, and the media. Some pursue further study at doctoral level. Students develop a wide range of skills on the programme (writing skills, communication and presentation skills, analytical skills) that are transferable to a variety of career

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