PDip - Security and Terrorism, MA - Security and Terrorism
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This programme analyses the phenomena of terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, drawing on various disciplines within the social sciences. You explore the theoretical, methodological and ethical debates relating to the study of state and non-state violence, and we consider their implications for various international actors and policymakers.
You have input from research-active staff with considerable expertise in the fields of international relations, sociology and criminology.
The programme is also offered in a two-year, 120 ECTS credit format, comprising nine taught modules followed by a dissertation.