University of East London

University of East London

Terrorism Studies

The course offers a new agenda for theoretical research and policy intervention; it offers candidates an opportunity to engage with critical developments in modern terrorism at several levels; the course offers a firm grounding in understanding and analysing terrorism, counter-terrorism and transnational criminology; students have the opportunity to study specialised subjects such as international policing, international law and the international criminal justice system.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. criminology, law, politics, psychology, sociology, etc.). Consideration will be given to candidates who have relevant work experience (e.g. police work). Candidates with professional experience alone will initially only be able to register for a PgCert in the 1st instance. IELTs 6.5 with 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

Critical perspectives on terrorism (core); critical perspectives on counter-terrorism (core); transnational organised crime (core); students will choose to study 1 of the optional modules below.; international criminal law (option); war and human rights (option); contemporary islamic legal issues (option); international policing cooperation and structures (option); international law and the use of force (option); feminist legal studies (option); current issues and research in international law (option); dissertation (core).

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework, examinations and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,333 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,333 per Credit module (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Square Stratford Newham E15 1NF South East

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