Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The course is designed to deepen student's knowledge of terrorism and political violence, whilst also placing this subject within wider political, social and economic contexts. Students begin by looking at the conceptual and theoretical issues in the study of terrorism and political violence. This specialist focus will be supported and enhanced by a parallel focus on politics of the state in the modern world. Students then develop a focus on terrorism and political violence, through a detailed examination of moral, ethical and legal aspects of the use of violence by both the state and by a range of nonstate groups. Students also enhance their understanding of the wider contexts of 'globalisation' within which modern violence takes place.

Course Modules

Modules include: From state to global politics; research skills and dissertation/project proposal; terrorism, political violence and human rights; applied research project; environmental politics: movements and ideas; nationalism and modernity.

Course Additional Entry

A 2nd Class Honours degree or above or equivalent in related area; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,300  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,650  Academic year. First year home fees