University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Security, Terrorism and Insurgency

This programme addresses the phenomenon of terrorism in the 20th and 21st centuries; it provides students with the opportunity to study theoretical approaches to terrorism, and assess empirical data on a wide range of terrorist groups and networks; students examine the response of the liberal state to these types of threat, and analyse terrorism in relation to the contemporary international system; students cover the politics and strategies of terrorism, the structure and dynamic of terrorist groups and terror group operations, the technologies and tactics of terrorist groups and investigate state and non-state terror.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (upper 2nd Class or 1st Class) in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification; relevant experience or those who have degrees in other subjects will be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Core modules: Insurgency; terrorismsecurity, terrorism and insurgency dissertation; 3-5 optional modules: conflict, complex emergencies and global governance; contemporary international security; contemporary politics of the middle east; European defence and security analysis; global justice; international law and ethics in the war on terror; policing post-conflict cities; the politics of the Israel-palestine conflict; the rise of china; theoretical approaches in international relations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 6843