Taught course

Terrorism and Security

University of Salford · School of Arts and Media

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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

February, September

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, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545