University of Aberdeen
Radicalisation and Resistance
The programme will introduce students to the problems of governance and resistance to power in the contemporary world, in which religious and ethnic radicalisation seems an ever present threat to security in the West and stability in much of the rest of the world. Incorporating political, social, cultural and religious radicalisation and resistance, the course will explore the roots of the 2 concepts, the diverse contexts in which they have emerged, the key movements and actors, state responses, and the challenges radicalisation and resistance present both for contemporary regimes and the future of state-society relations. The programme will, therefore, provide students with the analytical tools to analyse and understand radicalization and alternative forms of resistance to power.
An upper second class Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience. The English language requirement is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).
Core modules: Radicalisation and resistance; advanced social theory; qualitative sociology (philosophy and methods); dissertation. Optional modules: Global conflict and peace processes; post-conflict justice and peacebuilding; refugees and displacement studies; critical approaches to sex, gender, violence; or an appropriate postgraduate module from within the School of Social Science.
Assessment methods vary from course to course and include essays, reports, exercises and presentations. Courses are generally 100% continuous assessment.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|
Postgraduate Secretary, School of Social Science