MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism at the University of St. Andrews is pleased to offer an e-learning based MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence. Our ground-breaking new programme will seek to develop in its students an understanding on the latest thinking on terrorism.

The MLitt ( a Scottish taught masters degree) offers students the opportunity to develop and engage in a piece of systematic research in a selected area of Terrorism and Political Violence. To develop their dissertation, students will progress their research question by building on the conceptual frameworks presented, using quantitative or qualitative methods where appropriate.

This postgraduate programme is available for both full and part-time study.

As the programme utilises both e-learning technologies as well as traditional teaching methods it is available for both on and off campus study.

Initially students register for the Post Graduate Diploma in Terrorism and Political Violence subsequently transferring to the MLitt. It is not possible to register directly for the MLitt.

Course material is written under the supervision of course leaders by acknowledged world experts in the area

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Certificate in Terrorism Studies

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and the publishing house Informa, jointly offer an unparalleled professional education and training in global terrorism. This programme covers theory and practice, as well as counter-terrorism strategies and techniques. E-learning content is delivered in a collaborative learning environment, with tutor support for Offline assignments. In today’s complex security environment, the Certificate enhances the skill and knowledge base so critical to countering the growing phenomenon of terrorism.

Experienced professionals will enhance their knowledge and sharpen their skills with the latest information and thinking about terrorist organisations and their modus operandi. Likewise, heads of organisations stand to benefit, as with the CSTPV they now have an opportunity to help their staff become more educated in the causes of terrorism and methods for countering terrorism at the deepest levels.

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Professional Doctorate in International Relations

The new Professional Doctorate (DProf) in International Relations offers a more flexible and attractive programme of research study to those students working in a professional capacity.

Undertaken on a part-time basis, professional practice is at the heart of the DProf, which is open to experienced professionals who are employed in any area of work, including those in emerging professions and disciplines.

Key features include:

  • the degree has a practice based rather than an exclusively institutional focus
  • candidates are normally working while completing the doctorate and already possess significant professional experience
  • successful completion of the degree normally leads to professional and/or organisational change that is often direct, rather than achieved through the implementation of subsequent research findings
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