University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

International Relations (Terrorism and Political Violence)

Concerns about terrorism and other forms of politically oriented violence are increasingly fore grounded in public and academic debate; this programme explores the sources and consequences of political violence and terrorism, as well as the crucial ethical questions involved. It should appeal to students interested in careers in foreign service, security, some non-governmental or intergovernmental organisations, and many areas of the private sector; issues and topics examined include: the sources and nature of political violence and terrorism; debates regarding the prevention of terrorism, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency policy; the politics, legality and ethics of the 'war on terror' and the balance between public security and individual freedom; the circumstances under which armed resistance and revolution can be permissible; whether democracies can justify or excuse the use of torture in combating terrorism.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or its equivalent; for those whose 1st language is not English, a TOEFL or IELTS Certificate is required.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,990 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,190 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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