This programme provides dynamic and critical study in violence, terrorism and international security. It challenges accepted wisdom and opens up the debate about the role of violence in relation to political power in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The aim is to help students develop a critical and analytical approach to problems in history and the contemporary world of violence, terrorism and security.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent recognised qualification in Politics, International Studies or a related subject.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, normally by providing evidence of one of the following:
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Afternoon and evening.
Normally these degrees are self-funded. Any School bursaries and other scholarship competitions are advertised on the School's website
Six taught modules, plus a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.
Students will take:
Approaches to Research Design
Violence, Terrorism and Security
Plus one module from the following:
International Political Economy
International Political Philosophy
Ireland and Europe
Issues in European Governance
Politics of the Republic of Ireland
Examination and continuous assessment.
All of the MA programmes offered in the School provide an appropriate basis for those who wish to proceed to Doctoral study. In addition, our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in both the public and private sectors.
It is also possible to study for a Diploma in each of the areas covered by the MA programmes. The Diploma is constructed around the coursework elements of the MA programmes. On successful completion of the coursework, it is possible to complete the dissertation for an award of MA.
last updated 26.10.11