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Terrorism, Crime and Global Security

MA

Blended learning

 Flexible to fit around work and personal commitments

A unique approach

A critical investigation of terrorism, crime and global security

A tailored course

Meeting your personal or professional interest

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, distance learning
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Duration:
13 Months
Start date:
14 September 2020
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Terrorism is one of the most pressing social issues of our times. On this Masters course, you’ll debate issues relating to terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation and the impact on society. You’ll investigate terror threats and how counter-terrorism policies affect local communities.   

You’ll apply theory and a critical approach to understanding terrorism: historical dimensions, its changing forms and the meaning of terrorism in 21st century. 

This course offers valuable insight for a range of careers concerned with crime prevention, counter terrorism, community support and shaping policy. You’ll enhance your knowledge and career prospects through this qualification.

The uniqueness of this course is that you’ll work with experts in sociology and criminology offering a critical examination of terrorism, crime, global security and the impact that tackling terrorism is having on local communities.

Our robust training in research methods will support those wanting to pursue further doctoral research. 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Terrorism, Crime and Global Security

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MA Terrorism, Crime and Global Security

Part-time study

This course can be taken part-time over three years. You’ll take one module per semester and a final year dissertation. 

Distance learning

We offer face-to-face teaching with virtual learning, allowing you to fit your studies around work and personal commitments.

Part-time study

This course can be taken part-time over three years. You’ll take one module per semester and a final year dissertation. 

Distance learning

We offer face-to-face teaching with virtual learning, allowing you to fit your studies around work and personal commitments.

Work placements

Employability is embedded throughout the course and you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation project within your place of work or volunteer within an organisation, business or government department relating to the issues covered on the MA course.  

Course content

In addition to subject specific knowledge, you’ll learn to write constructive, analytical arguments and develop strong IT skills. You’ll receive a robust training in research methods and undertake research in an area of interest.  

On the successful completion of each academic year of study (60 Level 7 credits), students will have the option to either progress to the next year of study or leave the programme with the qualification that reflects the total amount of Level 7 credits successfully completed.  Available qualifications are as follows:

  • Year 1   Postgraduate Certificate in Terrorism, Crime and Global Security (60 credits)
  • Year 2    Postgraduate Diploma in Terrorism, Crime and Global Security (120 credits)
  • Year 3    MA in Terrorism, Crime and Global Security (180 credits)

In addition to subject specific knowledge, you’ll learn to write constructive, analytical arguments and develop strong IT skills. You’ll receive a robust training in research methods and undertake research in an area of interest.  

On the successful completion of each academic year of study (60 Level 7 credits), students will have the option to either progress to the next year of study or leave the programme with the qualification that reflects the total amount of Level 7 credits successfully completed.  Available qualifications are as follows:

  • Year 1   Postgraduate Certificate in Terrorism, Crime and Global Security (60 credits)
  • Year 2    Postgraduate Diploma in Terrorism, Crime and Global Security (120 credits)
  • Year 3    MA in Terrorism, Crime and Global Security (180 credits)

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Counter-Terrorism In The Uk ‘War On Terror’ - A Battle For Hearts And Minds 30 credits
Postgraduate Dissertation 60 credits
Terrorism In The 21St Century 30 credits
Terrorism: Theories, Concepts And Research Methods 30 credits
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Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:1 from a recognised university or body.   

If you have an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Criminology or a related discipline you will be eligible to apply for this course. 

A 2:2 degree, or professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:1 from a recognised university or body.   

If you have an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Criminology or a related discipline you will be eligible to apply for this course. 

A 2:2 degree, or professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Facilities

Careers

On completion of the Terrorism, Crime and Global Security MA, you’ll be equipped to work in a wide range of roles, including:

  • Crime prevention
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Community support
  • Intelligence
  • Military
  • Policing
  • Policy 

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

The bulk of teaching will be delivered via virtual learning. You’ll be invited onto campus up to four times in the academic year for face-to-face taught sessions – this will be one day a week, twice in semester 1 and twice in semester 2.

Virtual learning will consist of a 20-minute podcast lecture and PowerPoint slides. You’ll write up weekly tasks in a learning journal which will inform a final piece of assessed coursework. The lecturer will review a sample of journal entries each week and give feedback.

You’ll be able to communicate with staff via email, through face-to-face supervision meetings on campus, telephone calls and skype. This learning provision has been designed to be flexible so you can fit your studies around a full-time job and your personal commitments.

The bulk of teaching will be delivered via virtual learning. You’ll be invited onto campus up to four times in the academic year for face-to-face taught sessions – this will be one day a week, twice in semester 1 and twice in semester 2.

Virtual learning will consist of a 20-minute podcast lecture and PowerPoint slides. You’ll write up weekly tasks in a learning journal which will inform a final piece of assessed coursework. The lecturer will review a sample of journal entries each week and give feedback.

You’ll be able to communicate with staff via email, through face-to-face supervision meetings on campus, telephone calls and skype. This learning provision has been designed to be flexible so you can fit your studies around a full-time job and your personal commitments.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).  

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.  

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, reports, e-posters, e presentations, problem-based assignments or portfolios. 

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).  

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.  

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, reports, e-posters, e presentations, problem-based assignments or portfolios. 

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

A sample of learning journals will be reviewed each week giving generic feedback about what students are doing well and what things need improving; these will be written up in a course blog.  

At the end of each teaching week, the module leader will be online for 20 minutes to discuss the week’s activity. These sessions will be recorded and posted on Blackboard, to provide access to any students who cannot join the virtual session.

A sample of learning journals will be reviewed each week giving generic feedback about what students are doing well and what things need improving; these will be written up in a course blog.  

At the end of each teaching week, the module leader will be online for 20 minutes to discuss the week’s activity. These sessions will be recorded and posted on Blackboard, to provide access to any students who cannot join the virtual session.

Staff

You will be taught be dedicated and research active lecturers, whose expertise and knowledge closely match the content of the course. Each of our team has a PhD, or is working towards one, and all are members of the Higher Education Authority. Each of our team has extensive contacts within the Criminal Justice System and/or local community partnerships.

Dr Em Temple-Malt
Dr Em Temple-MaltCourse Leader – PG Sociology

I am the course leader for Terrorism, Crime and Global Security, Transnational Organised Crime and for Sociology and Social Justice Masters Degrees.

 

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For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,850 per course
International (Non-EU)
£7,850 per course

For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£2,610 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£2,610 per year of study

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
MA
Full-time, distance learning
14 September 2020

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