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Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

The world is currently afflicted by many forms of political violence, from civil war and mass killings in the name of religion and ideology, to the radicalisation of people for terrorism.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Mar
Domestic Fees
$8,567 per year

About this course

The world is currently afflicted by many forms of political violence, from civil war and mass killings in the name of religion and ideology, to the radicalisation of people for terrorism. In this interdisciplinary programme you can advance your knowledge and skills in the study of war, ethnic and religious conflict, cybercrime, terrorism and radicalisation. You can learn from researchers who have worked for international institutions such as the United Nations and World Bank. If you would like to know more about the MCTS, please contact Elzanne Bester on .

Study locations

City

Course structure

There are different ways to structure your programme, depending on the qualifications you already have, and whether you would like to write a thesis.

Taught (180 point)

  • Enter from an undergraduate qualification
  • Three core courses in the causes, dynamics and resolution of violent conflict and terrorism, and the ethics of war (45 points)
  • Elective courses (90 points or 75 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points or 60 points)

Research (120 point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Two core courses in the causes, dynamics and resolution of violent conflict and terrorism, and the ethics of war (30 points)
  • Thesis (90 points)

Taught (120 point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Three core courses in the causes, dynamics and resolution of violent conflict and terrorism, and the ethics of war (45 points)
  • Elective courses (30 points or 15 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points or 60 points)

You can find the requirements for your study in the MCTS Schedule, and take a look at our postgraduate courses in Conflict and Terrorism Studies.