University of Kent

University of Kent

Terrorism and Society

This programme examines questions of terrorism from International Relations, Sociology and Criminology perspectives and is taught by Prof Keith Hayward, founding figure of Cultural Criminology, and Dr Ruth Blakeley. The programme explores phenomena of terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, the implications of these for the security of individuals, societies, states and the international system, as well as the measures taken by states to deter terrorism and political violence. You will be introduced to theories from across the Social Sciences that help us better understand these phenomena. The teaching on the programme will take a variety of forms, including lectures, seminars, group discussion, and more innovative formats including simulated tribunals, special commissions and parliamentary-style debates. Students can select from a wide range of modules from the School of Politics and International Relations and the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework plus the dissertation for MA students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MA Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner

Key information

School of Politics and International Relations
Telephone number: 
01227 827307