University of Bradford

University of Bradford

Political Violence and Terrorism

This programme addresses the nature, evolution, causes and normative justifications of what is called terrorism and other aspects of political violence which are now a central issue in current foreign and security policy. It covers key aspects of political violence, terrorism such as the politics and strategies of terrorism; the structure and dynamic of terrorist groups/terror group operations; technologies and tactics of terrorist groups; state vs. non-state terror, insurgencies and counterinsurgency strategies. It looks at terrorism and national liberation movements during the Cold War, the Arab-Israeli conflict and terrorism in the Middle East, urban terror in Western Europe and radical Islam. The emergence of Al Qaeda, global terror networks and the threat of weapons of mass destruction are discussed alongside the efforts to counter terrorism and the US led 'war against terror'.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (2.2 Honours or above) UK system or comparative result if outside UK. We also give serious consideration to applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and take relevant social science work experience into consideration. Level of English required for non-native speakers: IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent (with sub-tests not lower then 5.5).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,990 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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