The degree in International Security and Terrorism at University of Birmingham promotes the study of those problems through theoretical, empirical and ethical inquiry, drawing on the expertise of a team of two internationally renowned research-active Security Studies specialists.
It is designed for students who are either familiar with the study of International Relations, Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Language-based Area Studies, History, Religious Studies and Law, and issues of war, security and terrorism at undergraduate level, or who are enthusiastic to focus on this area of study at the postgraduate level.
Our students follow a flexible programme with a wide choice of modules. Students take two core modules in Security Studies and Terrorism and Political Violence that provide them with a foundation for thinking about the subject. They then design the rest of the programme around their own interests by selecting four modules from a wide range of options. The flexibility of this programme is ideal for those with a broad range of interests in security studies and terrorism or for those who want to construct a curriculum around a particular area of interest.
Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.
The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, also incorporates opportunities to enhance their employment prospects, including highlighting work experience opportunities, encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events) and by inviting backgrounds for students to meet.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Security Studies
- Terrorism and Political Violence
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development Terrorism & Security View 429 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
For the MA programme you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
- by holding an English language qualification to the right level
- by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
International19170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- MA PT fees: UK/EU - £4,625
- PGDip. FT fees: UK/EU - £6,167; Overseas - £12,780
- PGDip. PT fees: UK/EU - £3,083
- The Postgraduate Student Loan has increased its maximum loan amount to £10,609
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government
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