University of St Andrews
Terrorism Studies and Political Violence
The course develops critical understanding of the concept of terrorism, and political violence and focus on knowledge and understanding of the principal social, and psychological factors that influence the emergence, development, and abandonment of terrorism as a method of waging conflict. It offers an understanding, and critical evaluation of the political context to contemporary terrorism, introduces students to critical assessment of terrorist incidents around the world and examines selected approaches to counter-terrorism, and the development of new responses.
Applicants to the full-time programme are eligible to apply through routes 1 or 2 while entrants to the part-time programme may also enter through route 3. Route 1: 2.1 Honours degree in political science, international relations, social sciences or other relevant discipline; or other appropriate qualification. Route 2: 2.1 in other degree with the Certificate in Terrorism Studies or equivalent qualification. Route 3: appropriate professional or other relevant experience; evidence of prior learning deemed broadly equivalent to routes 1 or 2; students entering through this route may only take fundamental issues and structures (module 1) in the 1st year and require a pass of at least 13.5 before being allowed to progress to the other modules.
Core modules: Fundamental issues and structures; research methods; processes, and responses. 3 elective modules from: Radicalisation in the UK; terrorism and the internet; critical infrastructure protection; advanced qualitative research methods; terrorism in sub-Saharan Africa; terrorism and international law.
PG Dip: Ongoing coursework only (no dissertation). MLitt: Ongoing coursework and a supervised dissertation of 15,000 words.
Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 1,080 per Module (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 2,850 per Module (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 1,080 per Module (EU fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 17,090 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 6,510 per Academic year (EU fees)||9 months|
|PgDip||Full-time||£ 6,510 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 6,510 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 17,090 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 6,510 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 1,080 per Module (home fees)||18 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 2,850 per Module (overseas fees)||18 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 1,080 per Module (EU fees)||18 months|
|MLitt||Part-time||£ 3,255 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MLitt||Part-time||£ 3,255 per Academic year (EU fees)||24 months|
|MLitt||Distance learning||£ 1,080 per Module (home fees)||30 months|
|MLitt||Distance learning||£ 2,850 per Module (overseas fees)||30 months|
|MLitt||Distance learning||£ 1,080 per Module (EU fees)||30 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of St Andrews||St Andrews||KY16 9AX||Scotland|