This MA Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security is a programme that builds upon Coventry University’s expertise in the fields of Politics, International Relations, international crime and global security and City Unity College expertise in Social Networking Analysis and Economics.
This programme is born out or a collaborative European effort and focuses on both local and global aspects of Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security. It has been designed to take account of ways in which the nature of the study of International Relations has changed in the twenty-first century. This particularly applies to the post 9/11 emphasis on the ‘war on terror’ and the emergence of transnational organised crime as a key threat to the stability of society, alongside a growing number of factors that threaten global security (such as pandemics, economic inequality, poverty, environmental pollution, diseases, natural disasters, state collapse and the re-emergence of racial and religious tensions).
The programme examines these key issues in a thematic manner through the three mandatory courses: International Organised Crime, International Terrorism and Threats to Global Security. This thematic approach is complemented by other courses addressing individual case studies focussing on human trafficking, governance in the developing world and the nature of war. A distinctive feature of this programme is the inclusion of a course on Social Network Analysis (SNA), that provides an overview of major network theories and metrics with emphasis on practical SNA applications across different areas: for example, criminal intelligence analysis, criminal/terrorism investigations, national security, military intelligence, business intelligence, security risk management, and organisational behaviour and management.