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Terrorism and Political Violence (MLitt)

University of St Andrews

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MLitt - Master of Letters

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence 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.

Course information

The MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of International Relations.

Highlights

  • Study in Terrorism and Political Violence examines selected approaches to knowledge generation around terrorism and counterterrorism and considers the development of new responses to terrorism and political violence.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply for a semester abroad at Georgetown University in Washington DC during their second semester.

Teaching format

The course is delivered through mixed-mode teaching, which involves traditional teaching in the form of lectures and tutorials alongside access to e-teaching facilities including online journals, podcast presentations and interviews by experts in the field.

Over the course of a year, students will take four taught modules followed by a three-month research period finishing in the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation. Assessment comprises coursework including essays and projects.

Every MLitt student is assigned a dissertation supervisor who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process.

Careers

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.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Application deadline

30 April 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,240per year

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

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

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    2nd out of 122 1

    3rd out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    195 92%

    4th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    5th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    207 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    10th

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    7th

    2

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