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Terrorism and Political Violence MLitt (Online or in Singapore)
The distance learning MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence is a part-time online course that seeks to develop in students a critical understanding of the concept of terrorism and political violence within the context of a multidisciplinary approach to security studies.
This program is also offered with a residential option in Singapore, where students will meet up for a four-day program of tutorials.
The distance learning MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence is a part-time taught postgraduate program run by the School of International Relations.
Students are required to have at least one of the following qualifications for entry to the program:
- A good 2.1 Honours degree in political science, international relations, social sciences or other relevant discipline.
- A good 2.1 Honours degree in any other discipline; successful applicants from other disciplines will likely receive a conditional offer should they be unable to provide evidence of relevant professional experience or prior knowledge.
- Significant professional or other relevant experience alongside evidence of prior alternative learning such as professional qualifications or certifications.
If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements. Students will also need English language proficiency - see English language tests and qualifications.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Distance learning students are required to take four compulsory modules concurrently over two to four years. Students are encouraged to only take one module per year; under certain circumstances, they may be permitted to take two. Each module is completed between September and May.
- Fundamental Issues and Structures of Terrorism
- Research Methods
- State Responses to Terrorism
- Distance Learning Electives
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The course is delivered through mixed-mode teaching, which involves online tutorials alongside e-lectures.
Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in a PhD program at St Andrews.
Students who graduate from the MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence go on to work in various professional fields including:
- policy research and consultancy
- non-governmental organisations
- international organisations
- civil service
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