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MSc in Terrorism and Counterterrorism

The Royal Docks School of Business and Law offers a one year full-time, and two year part-time, MSc in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies. This course is taught by TERC research fellows, alongside a selection of expert guest lecturers. During this postgraduate course students will be introduced to research led analysis of the key historical and modern-day debates relating to the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism. This analysis of terrorism and counter-terrorism is complemented by a core module introducing students to research on transnational organised crime and option modules ranging from War and Human Rights to Contemporary Islamic Legal Issues. All of the teaching is carried out in the evenings so as to accommodate students in full-time employment.

In parallel to the taught components of the MSc students will have the opportunity to engage in their own primary research within the dissertation module. Under the supervision of a member of the TERC research team students will complete their research on a topic of their choice. In recent years dissertations have analysed issues ranging from the rise of Boko Haram in Cameroon to the public fear of terrorism in Norway. Students are given the appropriate support, training and supervision for their chosen topics and methodologies.

To apply or to learn more visit the course MSc Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Studies. Any further enquiries about the course can be made by contacting the UEL enquiries team via email at or by calling +44 (0)20 8223 3333