The study of Violence, Terrorism and Security has long been an important arena of academic research and debate. The rise of groups like ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the legacies of 9/11 and al-Qaeda has now brought the subject to the forefront of academic, policymaking, media and popular debates.
Questions over the nature, evolution, causes, and normative justifications of violence, terrorism and security are now an embedded aspect of public discourse. These issues have also driven an exponential growth in these areas in academia.
This Violence, Terrorism and Security programme at Queen's University Belfast provides dynamic and interdisciplinary analysis into fields of conflict studies and theories and concepts on violence, terrorism studies and international security.
The MA helps students develop a critical and analytical approach to problems in history and the contemporary world in these three core areas. It challenges accepted wisdom and opens up the debate about the role of violence in relation to political power in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
It assesses state responses to the threat of terrorism and the challenge for security. The MA in VTS provides you with the essential transferable skills and in-depth knowledge of theories and issues in the areas of violence, security and terrorism for career development at any stage, from students straight from an undergraduate degree with limited to no prior professional experience to those seeking continued professional development.
The programme enables you to broaden your horizons providing you with a competitive edge in a global graduate market in a wide variety of areas such as the security sector, including intelligence agencies, government agencies and public office, the military, NGOs, academia, businesses and corporations, and the media.
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- Violence, Terrorism and Security
- Approaches to Research Design
- Contemporary Security
- Global Terrorism
- Counter Terrorism and Human Rights
- Comparative Human Rights
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- 12 months
- 36 months
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DisciplinesCriminal Law Terrorism & Security View 156 other Masters in Terrorism & Security in United Kingdom
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- Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a Social Sciences, Humanities or Arts subject, or a 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any subject with relevant professional experience.
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International17700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6450 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Northern Ireland (NI) £6,450
- Republic of Ireland (ROI) £6,450
- England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250
- EU Other £17,700
- International £17,700
Living costs for Belfast
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.