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Terrorism and Political Violence MLitt (Online or in Singapore)

University of St Andrews
3-5 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Singapore (City), St Andrews
06 September 2021
Application deadline: 30 June 2021

Program description

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.

Admission requirements

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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Program content


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

Program delivery

The course is delivered through mixed-mode teaching, which involves online tutorials alongside e-lectures.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Scholarships & funding

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

Continuing studies

Many graduates continue their education by enrolling in a PhD program at St Andrews.

Career opportunities

Students who graduate from the MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence go on to work in various professional fields including:

  • law
  • policy research and consultancy
  • non-governmental organisations
  • charities
  • international organisations
  • civil service
  • publishing

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The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.

Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

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KY16 9AX St Andrews

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