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  • Objectives
    This course aims to develop a sound understanding and knowledge of systems and control, and offer a wide choice of modules to suit your individual needs. You will learn the combined skills in your chosen area ranging from software engineering, image and signal processing, supply chain modelling and control.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful applicants must normally hold a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline. Applicants who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have the formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted, subject to an application and assessment. Applications to the course are encouraged from all suitably qualified persons irrespective of age, race, gender or disability. The applications and admissions procedure conforms fully to the University’s policy concerning Equal Opportunities. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of an ability to follow instruction in English. This is normally 6.5IELTS or equivalent. The University also has an English Academy (CUEA) which runs specialist English courses of 5, 10, or 15 weeks, depending on your current level.
  • Academic Title
    Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security Master in Arts
  • Course description
    This timely and exciting programme is designed to engage students with some of the most significant and pressing security issues confronting us today.

    The MA in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security aims to provide students with an integrated security perspective, combining traditional militarised security concerns with contemporary threats of terrorism, international crime, and non-traditional security.

    Since the end of the Cold War there has been a widening in the number of threats affecting individual, group, state and international security. The MA in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security provides students with an up-to-date set of modules which examine these threats.

    Reasons to choose Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security MA degree

        * A dynamic and innovative programme that provides the opportunity to develop the necessary analytical tools to critically explore the global security environment of the new century.
        * Study tours to inter-governmental security agencies and non-governmental organisations are integral to the course, in addition to assessed work placements.
        * This course is among the first of its kind to offer an integrated approach to studying the increasingly prevalent themes of terrorism, international crime and global security.

    Future prospects

    The Masters in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security is designed for those people seeking to put current security debates into some sort of academic context. In terms of career advancement, the course offers generic skills and professional development that have seen past graduates go on to jobs within:

        * International ngos
        * Civil service
        * Private sector
        * Management
        * Journalism

    In this sense, the degree is not designed to promote any one specific vocation. However, the issues studied would be of particular interest to those wishing to start, or advance, a career in:

        * The armed forces
        * The police force
        * International agencies such as the United Nations or the European Union
        * Other international non-governmental organisations

    Course content

    The MA in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security will provide you with an informed understanding of the key threats posed to world politics by terrorism, international crime, and global security.

    You will also obtain a critical awareness of the complex and inter-connected diplomatic, legal and economic dimensions of these threats, as well as an understanding of counter-terrorist and counter-crime policies, strategies and operational responses at local, national and global levels.

    The key themes of this Masters degree are addressed in the programme’s three core modules:

        * International Organised Crime
        * International Terrorism
        * Threats to Global Security

    Students then have an opportunity to supplement these compulsory modules with optional units, broadening their understanding of the concept of Global Security.

    Current choices include:

        * Governance for Security in the Developing World
        * International Environmental Law
        * International Human Rights Law
        * International Criminal Law
        * Post-colonial African Politics
        * The Vietnam War

    In parallel to studying the above modules, students also design, research and write a 10,000 word Master’s dissertation addressing a topic of their own choice

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