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This programme analyses the phenomena of terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, drawing on various disciplines within the Social Sciences. Students will explore the theoretical, methodological, and ethical debates relating to the study of state and non-state violence, and we will consider their implications for various international actors and policy-makers. Students will have input from research-active staff with considerable expertise in the fields of International Relations, Sociology and Criminology. Career options Student completing this course will have gained the knowledge and understanding to embrace a wide range of careers such as policy and governance, international organisations and NGO s, and the professions as well as further postgrduate study by research. Programme structure Full-time students complete the MA in Security and Terrorism over twelve months. Study is divided between taught modules, which last for one term each, and dissertation work. For full-time students, a total of six modules must be taken over the first two terms. Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. The MA can be taken on a part-time basis, typically over two years but flexible arrangements are also possible. When taking it over two years, part-time students choose three modules in each academic year, and write a supervised dissertation thereafter. The programme is also offered in a 120 ECTS format ? comprising nine taught modules plus a dissertation over 20 months ? and as a Postgraduate Diploma ? comprising six taught modules only ? worth 120 Kent credits [60 ECTS]. Both the 120 ECTS version and the Diploma can also be taken on a part-time basis. Modules First term -optional Student choose three modules from the following: PO824 International Relations Theory PO916 International Security in a Changing World SO822 Social and Political Movements SO869 Theories of Crime and Deviance Second term - required Students take three core modules: PO917 Terrorism and National Security PO825 Philosophy and Methodology of Politics and International Relations SO825 Terrorism and Modern Society Third term and summer vacation - required for MA only PO998 Dissertation Teaching and assessment Teaching on this programme is based on weekly two-hour sessions given by full time members of staff who have internationally expertise in their fields amd are informed by the latest research and scholarship. This may be in the format of a lecture and seminar, or two extended seminars and workshops. Assessment is mainly by coursework, typically one long essay or two essays of different lengths, and a seminar presentation, supplemented in some modules by an examination. The dissertation is a supervised 12,000 work piece of individual research.

This programme analyses the phenomena of terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors, drawing on various disciplines within the Social Sciences. Students will explore the theoretical, methodological, and ethical debates relating to the study of state and non-state violence, and we will consider their implications for various international actors and...

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A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number ofEnglish Itemalue+oSn++???A????#

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number ofEnglish Itemalue+oSn++???A????#

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