This module can only be taken as part of the Counterterrorism MSc or Counterterrorism, Risk Management and Resilience MSc

The aim of Introductory Studies is to prepare you for the subsequent programme of study on the assessed modules, and to introduce you to the requirements of their respective degrees. Attendance is mandatory even though the module carries a formal credit rating of zero. The objective of the module is to assess the utility of diverse learning and research methods enabling you to select the appropriate means through which to successfully complete your studies.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus

Course structure

Lectures and tutor guide classroom practical exercises followed by self-study

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Assess the quality of sources and their suitability and relevance to produce oral and written academic work at MSc level.
  • Identify fitting methodologies and skills for effective study and research.
  • Organise material and communicate arguments effectively and persuasively.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the university’s conventions for referencing and for appropriate presentation of academic work.
  • Manage their studies using a range of IT.
  • Able to work in accordance with University Health and Safety policy.

Core content

  • MSc themes and degree structure
  • Study skills and research methods
  • Presentation of electives
  • Research ethics
  • Library resources and referencing
  • Computing services and library briefings
  • Explosives’ awareness
  • Health and safety


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