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MATerrorism, International Crime and Global Security

Coventry University
United Kingdom, Coventry / London
Tuition fee £6,212 per year
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Since the Al-Qaeda attacks on the United States in September 2001,
there has been a dramatic shift in the nature, study and practices of
global politics. Against a background of intensifying economic,
political, cultural and military globalisation, there is now a
heightened awareness of terrorism and international crime as threats
to global security.

The Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security MA degree
identifies the features of these respective threats and explores the
challenges to national and global governance, human rights and ethics,
criminality and regionalism. This course examines the character of
these contemporary global threats, considers specific case studies,
and contributes to the debate over how to respond intellectually and
in practical policy to these major threats to global security in the
post- 9/11 world.

This dynamic and innovative course is aimed at both UK and
international students and offers the opportunity to be studied on a
full-time and part-time basis. Field trips are an integral part of the
course, which will include visits to EU agencies and international

The Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security MA degree 
course is among the first of its kind to offer an integrated approach
to studying terrorism, international crime and global security. UK and
International Competitive internships will be offered to the most
motivated students.

The course comprises three mandatory topics designed to establish the
core agenda of the course in terrorism, international crime and global
security, and six core-option subjects from which you must study at
least two.

The topics included in the course are delivered as interactive and
multimedia workshops. They blend case studies, practical illustrations
and theoretical analysis. Each session is designed to encourage
interaction and debate. This concept is equally applicable to the
numerous extra-curricular activities organised to complement the

Within all sessions, we draw on our own research experience and this
ensures some lively debates and reassurance that there is no ‘right
way’ of undertaking research. The course team ensures that you have
extensive tutorial access to discuss your relationship with the
course’s subject matter and their own intellectual development and
to provide structure to their studies.
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The key themes of this Masters degree are addressed in courses threee
core subjects:

  • International organized crime
  • International Terrorism 
  • Threats to global security 

You then have the opportunity to supplement these compulsory subjects
with optional units, broadening your understanding of the concept of
global security. Typical choices include:

  • Counter Crime and Terrorism (Study Trip)
  • Governance for Security in the Developing World
  • Post-colonial African Politics
  • Gender and International Human Rights
  • Case Study: Analysing Primary Sources
  • Trafficking in Human Beings

In parallel to studying the above subjects, students also design,
research and write a 15,000 word Masters dissertation addressing a
topic of their own choice. TopCollapse

Career opportunities

The MA in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security is
designed for those seeking to put current security debates into some
sort of academic context. In terms of career advancement, the course
offers generic skills and professional development that have seen past
graduates go on to jobs within:

  • International NGOs
  • Civil service
  • Private sector
  • Management
  • Journalism

In this sense, the degree is not designed to promote any one specific
vocation. However, the issues studied would be of particular interest
to those wishing to start, or advance, a career in:

  • The armed forces
  • The police force
  • International agencies such as the United Nations or the European
  • Other international NGOs
Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application deadline
Dec 1, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Nov 25, 2019 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Estonia