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Full time September MA 1 year full time

About the course

In the ever-changing landscape of global security challenges and sub-state conflicts, this programme addresses the phenomena of terrorism and insurgency in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

This programme will enable you to gain advanced insights into the history of terrorism, from state- sponsored terrorism in the Cold War period and urban terrorists in Western Europe to the emergence of radical Islamism in the form of Al-Qaeda and ISIS. You will explore the dilemmas of preserving democratic liberties whilst developing counter-terrorism strategies and assessing the necessity and effectiveness of anti-terrorism legislation in the UK, the US and beyond.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or a non-UK equivalent in a social science, humanities, or other related discipline. Relevant experience will also be taken into account.


UK: £11,500 (total)
International: £22,250 (total)

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- If your scholarship application is successful you must confirm acceptance within two weeks of notification of the award.
- You must commence your study with us by registering no later than 1 October in the academic year for which the award is offered.
- Scholarship offers cannot be deferred.

How are the scholarships awarded?

Decisions are based on academic merit and the quality of your scholarship supporting statement.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Partial fee


To be considered for the scholarship you must:

- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a School of Politics and International Studies Taught Masters programme for 2020 entry.
- Demonstrate an excellent previous academic track record.
- Demonstrate the potential to contribute to the academic and cultural life of the School of Politics and International Studies.
- Be classed as “international” for fee purposes.

Application Procedure

Complete the application form with your details and supporting statement and submit to the admissions team before the deadline.

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You must advise the University if at any time (before or after you register on your course) you obtain funding for your tuition fees from sponsors whether this is paid directly to the University or to yourself as a contribution to your tuition fees.

A sponsor is an employer or other industry or business sponsor, government, research council, charity or other third party organisation. If you are found to be in breach of your commitments, in any way not acted in good faith, or not responded fully or accurately to a University request for information, the University is entitled to immediately suspend a bursary. It may also then recover the 10% previously paid.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% of tuition fee


To be eligible you must:
1. Have previously studied at the University of Leeds at an undergraduate or postgraduate level, and this includes incoming study abroad students.
2. Be registering for an award leading to a postgraduate qualification (with the exception of the PGCE), see the full list of qualifications.
3. Be self-financing for at least part of the cost of your tuition fees. You are deemed to be self-funding if you have support from a friend or relative.
4. Have commenced your studies from September 2016 onwards. The bursary cannot be awarded retrospectively.

Application Procedure

If you think you are eligible you need to email the relevant School or admissions contact for the course you have applied for. If you are a Masters student you can search for these in our Coursefinder. For PhD applicants please contact the relevant Graduate School or Postgraduate Research Secretary

In the email you will need to provide information regarding your former studies, the course you have applied for and how you are funded for your tuition fees. We will need to verify that you are a former student and you will need to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions and are self-financing for your tuition fees. You may be asked to provide evidence of your former University of Leeds award. If your course is of more than one year's duration you will not have to re-apply for the bursary each year.

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