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Political Violence and Radicalisation Studies - MSc (Full-time)

London Metropolitan University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
January 2021
Application deadline: 27 November 2020
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Virtual open day

Program description

Political Violence and Radicalisation Studies - MSc (Full-time)

This MSc degree will provide you with the analytical understanding and knowledge to lead the agenda for prevention of two of the world's most pressing issues, the politics of violence and radicalisation at the national and global scale.

University experts in politics, sociology, criminology and international relations will critically instruct you on current policies and social practices related to national and global scenarios of violence and radicalisation.

This course looks in-depth at the concepts and politics surrounding terrorism, political violence and security worldwide. It provides an understanding of the forces of global politics and develops the skills needed to engage in academic and professional discussions that are shaping the international agenda on violence and radicalisation. With a particular focus on human rights and international conflict, the course strikes a balance between the theoretical and practical elements of the study of international relations.

You'll be able to develop a specialism in a field that interests you, including politics and international relations, women's studies, conflict resolution and contemporary issues in sociology and criminology.

Admission requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a minimum a lower second class (2.2) honours degree in a relevant discipline such as criminology, politics, international development or social and behavioural sciences

Applications are also welcome from those who have experience in criminal justice or possess relevant professional qualifications.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Citizenship and Social Justice
  • Dissertation Political Violence and Radicalisation
  • Political Violence in a Contemporary Context
  • Radicalisation and counter-radicalisation strategies
  • Criminological Research Methods
  • Researching Violence and Evaluating Interventions
  • Crime Control and Community Safety
  • Crime, Risk and Early Intervention
  • Cybercrime and Cyber Security
  • Explaining Violence
  • Human Security
  • Religion and International Relations
  • Sexual Violence: Causes, Consequences and Interventions
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism

Modules and module details are subject to change over time.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Students: £8,950 per year
  • International Students: £13,250 per year

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to gain alternative qualifications based on the number of modules you complete. The qualifications and requirements are as follows:

  • PG Certificate in Political Violence and Radicalisation Studies (60 credits) – two core and one alternative core modules
  • PG Diploma in Political Violence and Radicalisation Studies (120 credits) – four taught core and two optional modules
  • MSc in Political Violence and Radicalisation Studies (180 credits) – five core and two optional modules

Continuing studies

You'll be able to continue to study at PhD level and gain the knowledge, understanding and skills applicable to teaching and research in the field.

Career opportunities

As a graduate in Political Violence and Radicalisation MSc you'll be prepared for a future career in the national diplomatic services, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international political support organisations, journalism, teaching, higher education, the armed forces or public sector management.

If you're already engaged in a related occupation, you'll benefit from academic contextualisation with which to understand and evaluate the complexity of varied agencies, departments and policies related to the politics of violence and radicalisation.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...

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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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