Terrorism, Security and Policing MSc
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time or two years part-time.
October each year.
A first- or second-class honours degree or an acceptable equivalent professional qualification. Consideration may be given to those without an undergraduate degree who can demonstrate relevant work experience and knowledge.
2012/13 - Home/EU: £4,795 International: £11,450
2013/14 - Home/EU: £5,010 International: £11,965
This innovative degree stream has been developed in response to the increasing significance of the impact of terrorism in the fields of international security and policing. The programme will provide you with a detailed understanding of the key issues surrounding managing risk and security, policing and terrorism with a focus on global issues and their impact at the local level, particularly in a post ‘9/11’ and ‘7/7’ world.
You will explore the idea of terror as a concept, the history of terrorism and investigate the common myths associated with contemporary terrorism. You will learn how to critically appraise research as well as conduct and write up you own independent study on a topic of your choice.
- Understanding Terrorism
- Global Security and Policing
- Criminological Research Methods
- Crime, Justice and Psychology
- Responding to Terrorism
- Media and Crime
- Racism, Crime and Disorder
- Sexual Violence
- Risk Management
- Drugs and Crime
- Transnational Policing
- Surveillance and Society
- Psychology of Evil
- Current Issues in Forensic Science and Justice
Teaching and assessment methods
Each course is based on continuous assessment comprising a written assignment of 4,000 words for each module studied. Some option modules have a presentation component. Successful completion of all modules and the dissertation means candidates are eligible for the MSc.