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Disinformation Studies

  • Option 1 year full time
  • Year of entry 2020
  • Campus Egham

Please note that this degree is now closed for 2020 entry. Please see our alternative Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies.

The course

This course is currently under development and may be subject to change.

The MSc Disinformation Studies course will provide you with in-depth knowledge and a thorough understanding of all aspects of disinformation.

The interdisciplinary nature of the course utilises the expertise from world leading academics in the fields of Criminology, Information Security, Politics and International Relations, Media and Psychology.

You will be equipped with transferable technical skills in information security combined with an understanding of the sociological and political implications of disinformation and skills learned can be applied to a number of areas of employment such as the military, the civil service, policing, academia, security and criminal justice. The course aims to provide:

  • An interdisciplinary understanding of the motivations for, and manifestations of, disinformation
  • An overview of core concepts and debates within disinformation and misinformation studies
  • A theoretical appreciation of disinformation and misinformation that is directly applicable to practice and policymaking

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