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International Security and Terrorism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #96 (QS) ,
This innovative International Security and Terrorism course from the University of Nottingham provides you with a framework for detailed investigation of international security and terrorism.

About

Security and safety has always been at the heart of the human condition. An understanding of security involves studying not only what makes us feel secure, but also what we regard as threatening.

In the current international environment, with the upsurge in international terrorism and conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, this course offers the opportunity for in-depth study and analysis.

Taught by international security and terrorism experts, this course will introduce you to some of the major schools of thought within the discipline including realism, liberalism and critical theory.

You will explore key issues in contemporary international security including international intervention, conventional and nuclear deterrence, insurgency and counter-insurgency, peacemaking, and peacekeeping.

This International Security and Terrorism course from the University of Nottingham will facilitate the analysis of terrorism as a political strategy and will explore its contemporary significance and relative success. It will also develop your understanding of counter-terrorist techniques and provide you with an in-depth study of security issues in particular regions of the world.

The focus is on three key elements:

  • Theoretical underpinnings of international security and terrorism
  • Empirical problems of security and terrorism in the present age
  • Security and terrorism complexities through optional modules

You can take part in a field trip to Europe visiting sights of political and cultural interest. Recent trips have included Brussels, the Hague and Berlin.

Careers and professional development

This course is suitable if you are looking to further your academic knowledge or pursue a career in a range of fields, such as:

  • armed services
  • civil service
  • international organisations
  • journalism
  • non-governmental organisations
  • policy research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Terrorism and Insurgencies
  • Theories and Concepts in International Relations
  • Dissertation on International Relations/International Studies
  • Comparative Democratic Development
  • European Union Politics
  • Gender and Development
  • Global Asia
  • International Political Economy
  • Justice Beyond Borders: Theories of International and Intergenerational Justice

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
  • 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:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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).

General Requirements

  • 2.1 (or international equivalent)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18675 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18675 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8865 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8865 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 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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