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.
- 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 prospectsWar 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.
Programme StructureCourses 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Sociology Terrorism & Security View 392 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- 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.
International26550 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 26550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA14700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU fees: £7,350 per year
- Overseas fees: £13,2750 per year
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