Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3112: Introduction to Terrorism Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Katharine Boyd (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This Q-Step module will expose you to the controversial topic of terrorism and how research is conducted on this subject. You will learn about the history of political and religiously motivated violence, the subjective and debated definition of terrorism, as well as rates and trends of terrorism. You will learn about major data sources used to analyze the subject, and you will be introduced to quantitative methods. You will be taught basic statistical analysis with terrorism data. This module is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students and has no prerequisite modules.

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