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Terrorism Studies - Certificate / Advanced Certificate / Individual Modules

Get a thorough understanding of terrorism and counter-terrorism

Starts 16th February 2021

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These are challenging times but we wanted to reassure you our online courses are running as normal.
Informa Connect team members are working remotely with phones diverted to mobiles or messaging services so they can still give you the advice and guidance you need.

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Understand the threat. Reduce the risk.

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Understanding Terrorism is key; whether it be to governments, transport networks, first responders, private organisations or to the public - it involves knowing who is involved, how and why they act and their capacity to inflict harm.

Terrorism Studies is 100% online and it aims to provide knowledge that is so essential to understanding and ultimately responding to terrorism and political violence. Discover how and why terrorists plot against civilians, governments, corporations, commercial operations, transport or IT networks and get ready to make an unmistakable difference to an organisation’s security strategies.

The course is undertaken by professionals from all walks of life, including:

Emergency Services:
• Police
• Fire and Rescue Services
• Ambulance Services
• Homeland Security
• Incident Response Teams

• Navy
• Air Force
• Army
• Special Forces

• Policymakers
• Diplomatic Missions
• Civil Services
• Border Security
• Local Authorities
• Courts Services
• Prisons/Offender Management Services
• Resilience Forums
• Intelligence Agencies
• Emergency Response Planners

Business Communities:
• Transport Companies
• Communications Providers
• Utility Suppliers
• Finance Houses
• Private Security Contractors
• Aviation Companies
• Shipping and Port Industries
• Security Co-ordinators
• Civil Responders
• Hotel and Restaurant Managers
• Business Continuity Managers

"This training is by far the best I have experienced during my 27 years in the federal service and I will highly recommend it to my colleagues"

  • Michael H. Sparks, Office of Security, US Department of Energy

"I thoroughly enjoyed the course, which was well structured and presented allowing me to complete it whilst actually out in Afghanistan"

  • Matthew Hammond, Captain, The Royal Marines

"I found the Certificate in Terrorism Studies at The University of St. Andrews to be outstanding! All four modules I studied had detailed content very well laid-out and were presented in a logical, structured manner. These on-line modules were well-supported and extremely easy to utilise. Summaries, quizzes, and outlines, including supporting material, for each lecture of each module were organized very well. The peer-to-peer discussion group sections provided thoughtful insight from others taking the modules from around the world. This diversity in the students and opinions was one of the exceptional benefits for me and helped me understand and analyse the material from different points of view. I would highly recommend this Certificate program; and in fact I’m thinking of continuing further with my studies here"

  • Arthur Pantelides, Director of Engineering, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation

"Since my enrolment in the CSTPV St Andrews & IBC Academy distance study program in Terrorism Studies I have found the course materials to be extremely well prepared, detailed and informative. The offered courses are current and have proven to be extraordinarily beneficial in my current endeavors"

  • Robert L. Jones, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Defense Missing Persons Affairs and Prisoners of War

"Excellent course, good content, well written, interesting. I have already recommended this course to several colleagues"

  • Andy Gray, Police Inspector, Preventing Violent Extremism

"An excellent course that I have benefited from and have certainly increased my knowledge base in this very dynamic and interesting area. I found all the lessons very informative and thoroughly enjoyed the research involved and the writing of the various essays. I will certainly be recommending this course to my colleagues"

  • Nick Tomlin, HM Forces

"Excellent grounding in terrorism studies"

  • Peter Williams, Lecturer in Policing, University of Teeside

"I have no hesitation in recommending participation in the Certificate in Terrorism Studies to work colleagues as a worthwhile and beneficial course of study"

  • Kevin J Dale, Physical & Information Protection, Aviva ‘Chief Information Security Office’ (CISO)

"An unbelievably excellent program of study"

  • Alex Rollins, Director, Civil Engineering Materials Research Laboratory, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"This course has directly enhanced my knowledge in this field,
thus enabling me to better protect staff and missions."
Simon Crawley, Digital Forensics Examiner Lead

Learn online with the support of industry experts

Gain access to the world's leading experts and explore the most relevant subjects in today's international environment. With this distance learning terrorism course you can fit learning around your life and study anytime.

Tim Wilson, Director, CSTPV, University of St Andrews
Tim Wilson


CSTPV, University of St Andrews

Peter Lehr, Lecturer in Terrorism Studies , CSTPV, University of St Andrews
Peter Lehr

Lecturer in Terrorism Studies

CSTPV, University of St Andrews

David Veness, Honorary Professor of International Relations , CSTPV, University of St Andrews
David Veness

Honorary Professor of International Relations

CSTPV, University of St Andrews

Gilbert  Ramsay, Teaching Fellow, CSTPV, University of St Andrews
Gilbert Ramsay

Teaching Fellow

CSTPV, University of St Andrews

William Vlcek, Lecturer in International Relations with the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews
William Vlcek

Lecturer in International Relations with the School of International Relations

University of St Andrews

4700+ professionals have already benefited from this course

Recognised as the world leader in terrorism studies and undertaken by many individuals and groups as part of their terrorism awareness training or counterterrorism training, this course by distance learning is often recommended by previous students.

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