Our Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism short course will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand trends in terrorist tactics, targets, and motivations, and counter-terrorism response methods.
Mitigating terrorist threats is a top priority in security and policing organisations. As terrorists’ tactics, targets, and motivations have shifted and evolved, so have counter-terrorism response methods.
The Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism short course helps you develop the skills to understand these changes and meet the counter-terrorism response demands, as well as provide you with accredited knowledge that will help you earn promotion, specialisation, or gain deeper knowledge in your career.
This short course explores the complicated and interconnected nature of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism. Looking both historically and globally, this module will analyse different types of terrorism and how terrorism trends such as tactics, targets and motivations have developed over time. It will also explore government responses to such violence, looking globally but with a deeper focus on the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.
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This part-time, twelve-week short course is only open to working professionals from the policing and/or security-related sectors. It is flexibly delivered in compressed blocks to enable students to balance personal and professional demands.
The Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism short course provides a cost-effective, inter-professional, flexible, and employment-centred approach to professionals in the policing and security sectors. It enables professionals to build on their existing professional knowledge and earn an accredited qualification from a reputable university in Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism.
Professionals from the following sectors may be interested in this short course:
The short course is pitched at Level 6. Remember: an undergraduate degree is composed three levels of learning (Levels 4, 5, and 6), whereby Level 4 is foundation learning and Level 6 is advanced learning. Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism is delivered at Level 6, so even though there are no formal qualifications required to apply, it is important that you are capable of learning at Level 6. We assess your ability to learn at this level through your Personal Statement.
Flexible and Affordable:
Focused on Professional Development:
Students who successfully pass the module will earn a University Certificate in Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism (20credits) at Level 6.
Students who successfully pass the short course and want to continue their academic studies may, if eligible, consider enrolling on the BSc Policing & Applied Security Studies, or the MSc Policing and Security Transformation.
|Course start date:||January 2024|
|Course end date:||May 2024|
|Location:||Canterbury and online|
Sessions: All sessions are recorded and accessible to students online. The degree is flexibly delivered in compressed blocks, students attend sessions (30hours total) as follows:
|Date||Start time||End time||Location|
|26 January 2024||13:00||18:00||Canterbury|
|27 January 2024||09:00||15:00||Canterbury|
|6 February 2024||18:00||20:00||Online|
|13 February 2024||18:00||20:00||Canterbury|
|1 March 2024||13:00||18:00||Canterbury|
|2 March 2024||09:00||15:00||Canterbury|
|12 March 2024||18:00||20:00||Online|
|26 March 2024||18:00||20:00||Canterbury|
The 2023/24 tuition fee for this short-course are:
|Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism||£1,076||£1,690|
Please read the 2023/24 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2023/24 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.
You do not need any formal academic qualifications to apply to join the Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism short course. However, you must meet the requirements below:
Have four years relevant professional experience in a policing or security-related sector, and
Submit a Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae (CV)
For deadlines, guidance, and assistance, on how to write and prepare the following documents, please use the Portal:
It may be daunting to complete a Personal Statement, particularly if your writing skills are out of practice – don’t worry, there is plenty of support to help you succeed on the Portal.