Terrorism Studies, Short Course | Part time online | University of St Andrews | United Kingdom
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Terrorism Studies

599 GBP/full
599 GBP/full
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Established in 2006, Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews was the first international e-learning course to provide individuals, military and police, as well as public and private sector organisations, with an understanding of the latest scholarship and thinking on terrorism.


Explores the concept of terrorism, the types of terrorism and prominent terrorist groups, before evaluating the international measures to curb terrorism and exploring the role of business and media sectors in countering terrorist activities, while examining emerging trends in terrorism.

Course Content

Participants in the Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews critically examine:

  • The features of terrorism and the different types of terrorists.
  • The impact and effectiveness of terrorism as a political weapon
  • Responses to terrorism: the international community, the democratic dilemma, and crisis and consequences management
  • The background and characteristics of Al Qaeda, its offshoots and other jihadist groups including IS
  • The threat to the international community and key features of effective international response
  • Requirements from the public, media and private sector in effectively countering terrorist threats
  • Emerging trends in terrorism post the 9/11 attack on the US

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Issues in Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Terrorist Ideologies, Aims, Beliefs, and Motivations
  • Terrorist Weapons & Tactics
  • International Policing Policy
  • Aviation Terrorism & Security
  • Maritime Terrorism Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Terrorism, Cyber Threats and the Internet
  • Radicalisation, Counter-radicalisation and Deradicalisation

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Early Booking Discount for June Intake 2023!

Book your place before the 14th of April 2023!





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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    599 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 599 GBP for the full programme
  • National

    599 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 599 GBP for the full programme

Book after 14th of April: Individual Modules (stand alone or in addition to the four for the Certificate) - £699 / US$875


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