A good honours degree in Politics, History, Sociology, Criminology or related social science and humanities subject. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
Months of entry
3 good reasons to study Terrorism and Security at Salford:
- Learn from experts in global security and strategy who have published extensive research in respected political and historical journals
- Develop a deep insight into global terrorism and security at a time of great change and uncertainty following the Arab Spring
- Study modules dealing with various aspects of terrorist and counter-terrorist strategy, and the role of the media in shaping public opinion.
Terrorism and security issues are at the top of the political agenda in many countries. And this exciting and unique course gives you the opportunity to study these issues in depth, in a dynamic and stimulating academic environment.
During your time with us, you will examine a wide range of topics, including terrorist groups and their strategies and counter-terrorism policies in the US, UK, EU, Israel and Arab world. Plus you will choose from optional modules on subjects including:
- Security studies
- UK and US intelligence
- International Relations Theory
- International Political Economy.
The professional relevance and topicality of this course will make it attractive to those considering or currently engaged in careers in the civil service, the armed forces, research and teaching, international or non-governmental organisations, and the media. The course also provides excellent foundations for those who wish to pursue a PhD.
This course is for you if you are interested in deepening your understanding of the debates on the causes and current manifestations of terrorism and other high-profile contemporary security challenges. You will need to be open to engage with a wide variety of academic perspectives. You will develop your ability to critical assess the relationship between terrorism and the media as well as the broader ramification and effectiveness of various state responses.
Information for international students
International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.5 band score (with no element below 5.5) as proof of this.
Fees and funding
Full-time International £11,090
Full-time PgDip £5,100
Distance Learning £2,295 for Year 1
International Distance Learning £1,848 per 30 credits
Part-time £1,000 per 30 credits
Full-time International £11,310
Full-time PgDip £4,000
Distance Learning £1000 per 30 credits for year 1
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We offer awards to help you study through our:
- Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
- University of Salford student loyalty discount
- Country bursary scheme for International students only
For more information please see our funding section
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||70|
|Dissertation||30 (14000 words)|
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0) 161 295 4545