University of St Andrews develops online short course in counter-terrorism studies

An online short course is now available from the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews.

Understandably, terrorism has been one of the fastest-growing areas for study and research over the last few years as security professionals try to define the issues behind the threat.

This internationally revered Terrorism Studies programme is the most popular choice for knowledge-building among military personnel, civil servants, policing professionals, private security organisations, business professionals, first responders and others involved in terrorism prevention and counter-terrorism response.

Understandably, terrorism has been one of the fastest growing areas for study and research over the last few years

Understandably, terrorism has been one of the fastest growing areas for study and research over the last few years

Module options for the Terrorism Studies course are as follows:

Key Issues in International Terrorism
Terrorist Ideologies, Aims, Beliefs and Motivations
Terrorist Modus Operandi
Homeland Security
Radicalisation and De-Radicalisation
International Policing Policy
Intelligence
IEDs: Threats and Countermeasures
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Aviation Terrorism and Security
Maritime Terrorism and Security
CBRN Weapons in Terrorism
Cyberterrorism
Terrorism and Human Rights

Learners can take four modules for the Certificate, eight for the Advanced Certificate or simply begin with a module or two and build to the Certificate or Advanced Certificate over time.

Each module is deigned to be studied over four weeks. However, students are in control of their own study plan and can take a shorter or longer time. Flexibility is built-in to the programme in order to accommodate learners’ other commitments.

Further information on the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

In particular, the University of St Andrews welcomes UK and international military personnel to undertake the course, either using ELC funding (provider 2035), by way of funding through their own service units or using the course for their own personal development purposes.

*For further information contact the University of St Andrews on (tel) +44 (0)20 3377 3210/+1 (646) 957 8929. Lisa Gouveia is the course administrator for both the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

**View the course website and download the prospectus

***If starting this October isn’t a possibility for prospective students, enrolments are also being accepted for February 2015 and June 2015

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