Kingston University

Kingston University

Terrorism and Political Violence

The course is designed to deepen student's knowledge of terrorism and political violence, whilst also placing this subject within wider political, social and economic contexts. Students begin by looking at the conceptual and theoretical issues in the study of terrorism and political violence. This specialist focus will be supported and enhanced by a parallel focus on politics of the state in the modern world. Students then develop a focus on terrorism and political violence, through a detailed examination of moral, ethical and legal aspects of the use of violence by both the state and by a range of nonstate groups. Students also enhance their understanding of the wider contexts of 'globalisation' within which modern violence takes place.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree or above or equivalent in related area; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements.

Course modules

Modules include: From state to global politics; research skills and dissertation/project proposal; terrorism, political violence and human rights; applied research project; environmental politics: movements and ideas; nationalism and modernity.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, reports, class presentations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East

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