Taught course

Terrorism and Security

University of Salford · School of Arts and Media

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2:1) in Social Studies and Humainities such as History, Politics, English, Criminology, Sociology or International Relations. Business, Library Science, Media Studies or Computer Science are also considered.

An applicant with a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent) may begin as a PgDip student. If you pass all modules, you may progress to writing the dissertation to obtain the MA.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This course enables you to take full advantage of the unrivalled research expertise of staff at the University of Salford in the areas of terrorism and security. It will introduce you to the key issues, concepts and theories of security and terrorism studies at an advanced level and equip you with the analytical tools to systematically assess the phenomenon of terrorism, its increasingly international character, and varying national and international responses to the problem.

You will apply the concepts and theories of terrorism and security studies to ‘real world’ case studies and critically appraise their relevance for understanding ‘real world’ terrorism and security issues and critically evaluate the interaction between knowledge on security and terrorism issues and policy-making on these issues. On this course, you will gain the opportunity to continue life-long learning through an intellectually challenging programme of academic study, which focuses on topical and increasingly important issues in contemporary world politics

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
part time
36 months
full time
12 months


full time
8 months
distance learning
24 months
part time
20 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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