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Terrorism, Security and Society, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #31 (QS) , | ,
The Terrorism, Security and Society MA at King's College London is an interdisciplinary course that draws on history, political science, international relations, sociology, social psychology and risk studies to understand international security threats. 

About

Because of the complex nature of terrorism, we believe it is valuable to study it from a variety of perspectives. On this Terrorism, Security and Society MA at King's College London, you will focus on security and counterterrorism issues and on a critical social science approach, and analyse society’s response and adaptation to the phenomenon.

Key benefits

  • Our unrivalled mix of ‘professional’ (such aspolice, security, law, media) and ‘traditional’ (e.g. psychology, classics, war studies, geography) students creates an interactive, engaging and dynamic classroom experience.
  • You will have the opportunity to link your MA dissertation with government and other professional departments in order to gain exclusive access and hands-on experience.
  • Close links and regular speakers from government and emergency response organisations will give you insights and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the subject area.
  • Adds a unique element to the way in which the issues of terrorism and security are understood by addressing the multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary nature of the phenomenon.

Career prospects

War Studies graduates go on to work for NGOs, the FCO, the MOD, the Home Office, NATO, the UN or pursue careers in journalism, finance, academia, the diplomatic services, the armed forces and more. Recent posts held by our alumni include Threat Analyst, Director of Political Violence Forecasting, Research Advisor at NATO Defence College, Foreign Policy Fellow.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, King's College London (KCL) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. King's College London (KCL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Terrorism & Counter Terrorism  
  • Armchair Intelligence – Open Sources & Online Investigation 
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN) Terrorism
  • Home Grown Radicalisation & Counter-Radicalisation in Western Europe & North America
  • Responding to Terrorism 

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
            Part-time
            • Average part-time duration 24 months
            • Intensity Flexible
            • Part-time variant
              Flexible
          • Credits
            180 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            100

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          • Minimum required score:

            7

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          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: Upper Second Class

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          • Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 67% across all years of study) in history, international relations, political science, economics or other appropriate subject.
          • Candidates who do not achieve a 2:1 but have relevant professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. Mature candidates will be considered favourably.
          • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
          • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
          • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
          • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            25500 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 25500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          • EU/EEA

            12300 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 12300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Part time

          •  Home/EU fees: £6,150 per year 
          • Overseas fees: £12,750 per year 

          Living costs for London

          • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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