Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Violence, Terrorism and Security

This programme provides dynamic and critical study in violence, terrorism and international security. Its aim is to help students develop a critical and analytical approach to problems in history and the contemporary world of these 3 areas. It challenges accepted wisdom and opens up the debate about the role of violence in relation to political power in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Entry requirements

MA: Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject, or a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject with relevant professional experience. PG Diploma: Normally a 2.2 Honours degree (minimum 57%) or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject, or a 2.2 Honours degree (minimum 57%) or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject with relevant professional experience. Applicants who do not meet this entry requirement may, at the discretion of the relevant Programme Convenor, be considered for admission on the basis of relevant post-graduation work experience and/or an assessed piece of written work. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Students take 6 taught modules, plus a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words: approaches to research design; conflict intervention; global terrorism; international security; violence, terrorism and security. Plus 1 module from the following: international political economy; international political philosophy; Ireland and Europe; issues in European Governance; politics of the Republic of Ireland.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment and examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,730 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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Key information

Contact: 
Beverley Milton-Edwards, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy
Telephone number: 
028 9097 3743