Terrorism, Crime and Global Security

Staffordshire University

13 months
7850 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
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The M.A. in Terrorism, Crime and Global Security at Staffordshire University  offers valuable insight for a range of careers concerned with crime prevention, counter terrorism, community support and shaping policy. You’ll enhance your knowledge and career prospects through this qualification.


The Terrorism, Crime and Global Security program offered by Staffordshire University provides students the opportunity to debate issues relating to terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation and the impact on society. You’ll investigate terror threats and how counter-terrorism policies affect local communities.   

You’ll apply theory and a critical approach to understanding terrorism: historical dimensions, its changing forms and the meaning of terrorism in 21st century. 

The uniqueness of this course is that you’ll work with experts in sociology and criminology offering a critical examination of terrorism, crime, global security and the impact that tackling terrorism is having on local communities.

Our robust training in research methods will support those wanting to pursue further doctoral research. 

Employability is embedded throughout the course and you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation project within your place of work or volunteer within an organisation, business or government department relating to the issues covered on the MA course.  


On completion of the Terrorism, Crime and Global Security MA, you’ll be equipped to work in a wide range of roles, including:

  • Crime prevention
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Community support
  • Intelligence
  • Military
  • Policing
  • Policy 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Counter-terrorism in the UK 'war on terror'- a battle for hearts and minds
  • Postgraduate dissertation
  • Terrorism in the 21st Century
  • Terrorism: theories, concepts and research methods
  • Human security
  • Russian foreign and security policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll normally be expected to hold a relevant honours degree with at least a 2:1 from a recognised university or body.   
  • If you have an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Criminology or a related discipline you will be eligible to apply for this course. 
  • A 2:2 degree, or professional qualifications and/or appropriate experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7850 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7850 GBP per year and a duration of 13 months.

Part time: UK/EU and Non-EU - £2,610 per year


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Terrorism, Crime and Global Security
Staffordshire University