1 year
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 7,398
GBP 5,250
Foreign students
USD 18,164
GBP 12,890
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The programme analyses the phenomena of terrorism and political violence perpetrated by state and non-state actors, drawing on various disciplines within the Social Sciences.

You explore the theoretical, methodological, and ethical debates relating to this and consider their implications for  international actors and policymakers. Our research-active staff have considerable expertise in the fields of International Relations, Sociology and Criminology. You assess the measures taken by states and international organisations to deter terrorism, and the relationship between terrorism and counter-terror measures.

The course considers the actual risk posed by international terrorism and whether or not the threat is enhanced by the fears and anxieties generated by a risk-averse culture. You explore the security and terrorism challenges we face in the contemporary world from a variety of perspectives drawing from disciplines across the Social Sciences, including International Relations, Sociology and Criminology, as well as law and human rights.

Entry Requirements

  • A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • Students whose first language is not English, and who live/study in a non-majority English-speaking country are required to have an appropriate grade/score in an approved English language examination.