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PgDip Violence, Terrorism and Security

Queen's University Belfast

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Queen's University Belfast

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Political violence, terrorism, and civil conflict have seriously affected the lives of millions of people around the world. Moreover, the legacy of 9/11, the rise of groups like ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and the emergence of far-right groups in the West have brought questions about the nature, evolution, causes, and consequences of non-state political violence to the forefront of academic, policymaking, media, and popular debates. Similarly, security responses to these challenges feature prominently in global politics. Governments pursue security strategies to preserve order and protect their citizens. Yet many governments also participate in conflict and political violence by holding onto power and preserving systemic injustices.

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Violence, Terrorism and Security at Queen’s University Belfast provides you the tools to understand and critically engage with these issues. It equips you with the foundations and the most up-to-date research and methodologies in the fields of terrorism studies, security studies and conflict analysis. This programme helps students develop a critical and analytical approach to the study of the use of political violence and terrorism in history and the contemporary world. The Postgraduate Diploma in Violence, Terrorism and Security also challenges accepted wisdom and opens 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.

This programme 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. This 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 among many other possibilities.

Career Development

The programme provides 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.

Application deadline

12 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,133per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Queen's University Belfast

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 122 1

    38th out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    141 66%

    35th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    20th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    111th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    138 67%

    28th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    82nd

    19

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