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Terrorism in a Globalised World

Undergraduate | MUR-POL234 | 2024

Understand terrorism and counter-terrorism politics and policy. Draw on contemporary and historical case studies to consider the relationships between forces of globalisation, political interest, ideology and violence.

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Entry requirements
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13 weeks

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Terrorism in a Globalised World

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject, you will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the history of terrorism and political violence in sub-national, national, and international politics
    2. demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theoretical perspectives, debates and challenges in the study of terrorism and counter-terrorism including theories of the causative factors behind terrorism
    3. analyse the politics of terrorism and counterterrorism, together with its historical evolution, and the social, economic and political conditions in which terrorism has emerged
    4. evaluate the implications for counterterrorism practices and policy of particular ways of thinking about terrorism
    5. communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-PTR293 (Not currently available)

  • MUR-PTR300 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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