London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This postgraduate degree will explore all aspects of counter'terrorism including responses from the community, the security services and the military, situating them within a contemporary legal and ethical framework. National governments, international agencies and major corporations recognise the need for personnel with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues who can also demonstrate exceptional skills in research and analysis. We will teach you to analyse these types of issues and to place them in the context of broader military, strategic and political considerations. This distance learning course is taught in partnership with Informa via their online learning platform. It will assess important terrorism events and issues of the 20th and 21st Centuries, analyse justifications for the increasing securitisation of social life and connect the conceptual basis of the discipline to some of the practical issues facing the international community. Course modules provide opportunities for a review of emerging terrorism threats and the issues pertaining to counter'terrorism, law enforcement, government agencies and the private sector. You will develop your own area of expertise within the fields of terrorism and counter'terrorism studies and gain an understanding of how the concept of counter'terrorism and security has been rearticulated and challenged in our contemporary context by engaging with some of the most pressing issues of our day. In particular, you will focus on understanding and applying intelligence and analytical thinking to practical problems by looking at current and emerging terrorism issues and potential solutions. You will discover how policing, law enforcement and politicians are trying to counter and combat threats in a global environment.

Course Modules

Modules: Terrorism and counter'terrorism; intelligence analysis; contemporary issues in crime, safety and security; military and security responses to terrorism; community policing responses to violent extremism leading to terrorism; understanding terrorist finance; counter'terrorism studies dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

You will be required to have a relevant 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification. Alternatively a graduate level professional qualification and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted. Where English is a 2nd language you will be required to demonstrate a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,450  Whole course. First year home fees
1 year
Distance Learning
PgCert £3,350  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Distance Learning
PgCert £3,350  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Distance Learning
PgDip £6,350  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Distance Learning
PgDip £6,350  Academic year. First year home fees