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Counter-Terrorism Studies: Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / Masters

Study global security issues facing the international community by distance education with London Metropolitan University

Commences: 19th September 2016. Application Deadline: 26th August 2016.

Designed to investigate the growth of the phenomena, its political context and most importantly, to provide a thorough examination of the counter-terrorism measures.

During the course modules you will use reflection and analysis to understand and develop your own area of expertise within the fields of terrorism and counter-terrorism studies, intelligence analysis, plus community policing and military responses.

You will gain an understanding of how the concept of counter-terrorism and security has been rearticulated and challenged in a contemporary context by engaging with some of the most pressing issues today.

Hear why you should enrol onto the Counter-Terrorism Studies course....

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The programme assesses terrorism events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries and analyses the increasing ‘securitisation’ of social life.

It connects the conceptual basis of academic study to practical issues facing the international community and considers emerging terrorism threats and issues pertaining to counter-terrorism, law enforcement, government agencies and the private sector.

Taught by experienced counter-terrorism professionals, academics and subject experts.

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Study three modules for the Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), six modules for the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), or six modules plus a dissertation for the Masters (180 credits).

Starts: September 2016
Delivery: Part-time tutored e-learning
Duration: 11-28 months depending on route taken

Postgraduate Certificate: £3,150/US$4,880 - £3,350/US$5,190
Postgraduate Diploma: £5,950/US$9,220 - £6,350/US$9,840
Masters: £8,850/US$13,720 - £9,450/US$14,650


If you are a UK or EU national, or have UK ‘settled status’, have lived in the UK or the EU (or wider EEA) for the last 3 years, will be living on the UK on the first day of your course and haven’t been awarded a MSc, MA, MBA or PhD already, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £10,000 from the UK Government to study this course. Visit the UK Government site for information , download the PDF guide or call the Student Loan Company on +44 (0)30 0100 0031.

Take a closer look at fees

Approved by UK MoD for funding via the ELC Scheme (Provider 2035). See fees page for more information

The US spends over $16billion annually on counter-terrorism efforts.

Investigate the growth, its political context and provide a thorough examination of the counter-terrorism measures, in this unique online distance learning course from the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety at London Metropolitan University, in partnership with IBC Academy.

This programme is ideal for those seeking to advance their career in counter-terrorism, security and intelligence related careers in the public and private sectors, as well as professionals already engaged in such fields who seek to enhance their career prospects through further qualifications.

The Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/Masters is an excellent preparation for many careers in the civil and foreign service, non-governmental and international organisations, policing, private firms and research.

The programme delivers flexible choice with enrolment either to the three modules of the Postgraduate Certificate, six modules of the Postgraduate Diploma, or six modules and a dissertation for the Masters.

The course is taught in a distance learning format, with no attendance required on campus. All aspects of the programme are managed over the internet using a dedicated online learning management system to host video and audio files, electronic workbooks, tutorial discussions, library access and much more.

This is a London Metropolitan University programme and qualification, with enrolment and delivery administered by IBC Academy. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by London Metropolitan University.

Approved by UK MoD for funding via the ELC Scheme

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