Understanding Radicalisation (PG Cert)

the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Understanding Radicalisation at University of Derby

  • Develop your understanding of the nature and causes of radicalisation
  • Examining theories of radicalisation provides you with a basis for a critical approach to policy-making strategies
  • You'll be able to investigate social and political concerns for security and will critically assess these against traditional institutional formats
  • Examine the social psychology of intelligence
  • You'll develop an appreciation of the relationship between academic theories conceptualising terrorism and the practical and ethical considerations of social realities
  • You'll be able to assess the impact on freedoms and critically evaluate the legal and practical implications for counter terrorism policy in the UK and elsewhere.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study find out
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Entry requirements

You will either:

  • possess a first degree (2:2 or above) in a subject relevant to postgraduate study of sociological and/or criminological systems
  • be graduates and have significant experience through work or voluntary engagement in the criminological or social sector
  • have significant relevant professional work or practice-based experience and satisfy the admissions tutor of their capability to study at this level; or be professionally qualified to work in the justice sector at a graduate stage or above.

If you do not have a relevant and good degree you will be considered by the Admissions Tutor. The tutor will consider all the information provided on the application form. If the application demonstrates substantial relevant experience in the criminological or social sector, the Admission Tutor will make an offer (if all other conditions in this section are met).

If your application provides some evidence of the potential to succeed, but does not clearly disclose that the entry criteria have been met, the Admissions Tutor may undertake an interview to clarify whether or not the student has the potential to succeed on the programme. This is an exercise of academic judgement, based on a holistic assessment of the individual and the demands of the programme. It provides an additional opportunity to assess an applicant who otherwise might not be admitted.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate language skills of IELTS 6.0 or above.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages as long as they can be considered adequately prepared to succeed on the programme.

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