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Certificate in Terrorism Studies

St Andrews

The Certificate in Terrorism Studies is a 16 week online program from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews and Informa.

Delivered entirely online, this is the leading terrorism studies course - vital if it's part of your responsibility to protect people, infrastructure, organisations or investments.

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Certificate in Terrorism Studies. 100% online delivery
Programme starts January, May & September.

Understanding the threat is key whether it be to governments, transportation networks, investments, private organisations or to the public, and understanding this threat involves knowing who is involved, how and why they act and their capacity to inflict harm.

The Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the University of St Andrews and in partnership with IBC Academy, addresses these needs. It provides the knowledge that is so essential to understanding and ultimately countering terrorism and political violence. By knowing how and why terrorists plot against civilians, governments, corporations, commercial operations, transportation or IT networks makes an unmistakable difference to an organization's security strategies. Request the course brochure for a detailed syllabus and fee information, or download from the course website.

Terrorism in its many forms is ranked as one of the most significant security concerns facing governments and private sector organisations worldwide. The evolving threat has become more complex and more diverse leading to an increased need to understand the history, processes, motives, structure and identity of those who choose to carry our terrorist acts.

Join over 4000 participants from 75 countries, who have enrolled for this world leading program.

Course summary:

  • The Certificate is a 16 week program although it is possible to request additional time
  • Can select to study individual modules - 4 weeks each
  • Delivered 100% online, no attendance required
  • You will require reliable access to an internet connection

Study four modules selected from choice of nine:

  • Key Issues in International Terrorism (compulsory)
  • Terrorist Ideologies, Aims, Beliefs & Motivations
  • Terrorist Modus Operandi
  • International Policing Policy
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Aviation Terrorism & Security
  • Maritime Terrorism & Security
  • Radicalisation & De-Radicalisation
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN) Weapons in Terrorism
  • Terrorism & Human Rights - NEW FOR MAY 2013 ENTRY

“This has been one of the most enriching, beneficial courses I have taken in over 10 years. The opportunities to meld learnings from this course into my daily work communications has been amazing” - Director, Partner & Asset Protection, Starbucks

"Enhancing our knowledge of how and why terrorists plot against their targets makes a huge difference to our security strategy" - Head of Aviation Security, Virgin Atlantic

"This course has directly enhanced my knowledge in this field enabling me to better protect staff and missions" - Overseas Security Manager, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

"This course has been fundamental in ensuring we understand the threat against our port and which measures will ensure a high degree of security without hampering commercial activity" - Deputy Port Security Officer, Antwerp Port

If you are a member of the UK armed forces, this course qualifies for the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme, quote our provider number 2035.

T: +44 (0)20 3377 3210 (UK)
T: +1 (646) 957 8929 (N. America)

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