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A critical investigation of terrorism, crime and global security
Meeting your personal or professional interest
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
This course can be taken part-time over three years. You’ll take one module per semester and a final year dissertation.
We offer face-to-face teaching with virtual learning, allowing you to fit your studies around work and personal commitments.
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.
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:
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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.
Module code: SOCY70505
Module code: SOCY70516
Module code: SOCY70507
Module code: HIPO70456
Module code: HIPO70457
The dissertation module provides learners with the opportunity to undertake an original piece of research under the supervision of an experienced member of the sociology/criminology team. Students will independently investigate a contemporary research problem which relates to a key issue or problem encountered on their specific MA course which could be related to their profession or their particular organisation, or an organisation they would like to work within when they finish their postgraduate studies.
Module code: SOCY70510
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.
For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.
Distance learners benefit from a range of services including access to e-books, postal loans of physical books, online support from subject librarians and more.
On completion of the Terrorism, Crime and Global Security MA, you’ll be equipped to work in a wide range of roles, including:
Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.
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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.
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.
Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:
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.
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.
Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments. It will vary depending on your module choices.
As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve:
We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library or a computer, you’ll find it at Staffordshire University.
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.
I am the course leader for Terrorism, Crime and Global Security, Transnational Organised Crime and for Sociology and Social Justice Masters Degrees.
For the course starting on 14 September 2020 the tuition fees are:
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.
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.
The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totaling 60 credits in your first year of study and the other 120 credits, split equally over your second and third year of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay the same fee for each year of study. You will be invoiced for the modules that you register for each year, so if your study pattern is different from the expected pattern, you will pay more or less each year accordingly.
Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees.
For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation
Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options - part-time, full-time and distance learning.
For more information and how to apply visit postgraduate loans.
As a postgraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.
If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.
Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.
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