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Terrorism Studies: Certificate/Advanced Certificate/Individual Modules

World-leading online Terrorism Studies course

Commences: 18 October 2016, February and June 2017

Understand the threat. Reduce the risk.

If it's part of your responsibility to protect people, infrastructure, organisations or investments, understanding the threat is key.  The Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies delivers the critical theory and knowledge to assist individuals and organisations meet the challenges of the evolving terrorist threat.

Study the Certificate, Advanced Certificate or modules individually
Starts: 18 October 2016, February, June 2017
Delivery: Part-time tutored e-learning
Duration: 4-32 weeks depending on route taken - but flexible to fit around your commitments
Fees: £449 - £3699 / US$630 - US$5180  - take a closer look at fees
Approved by UK MoD in support of ELC Scheme: 2035

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Through studying individual modules or your choice of four modules for the Certificate or eight for the Advanced Certificate, you tailor your study to undertake the learning that will most benefit you. The course is recognised globally for its quality and opens access to learning from world leading subject experts via tutored e-learning. You can study the course from anywhere you have an internet connection and learn while you continue to work.

Students have studied this course

Emergency Services,
Military, Government, Private Business

Over 75 
nationalities in the alumni group

Introducing the Terrorism Studies course

Established in 2006 in partnership with IBC Academy, the Terrorism Studies programme from CSTPV at the University of St Andrews was the first transnational counter terrorism online course to provide individuals, military and police, as well as public and private sector organisations with an understanding of the latest thinking on terrorism and homeland security.

Recognised as the world leader in terrorism studies and undertaken by many individuals and groups as part of their terrorism awareness training or counter terrorism training - often following the personal recommendation of previous students.

Read more about the benefits of this programme.

This terrorism course is invaluable for individuals or organisations who have a remit to protect people, infrastructure, supply chains and your organisation and its operations.

It is ideal for those seeking to update and refresh their knowledge, and for anyone curious about the topic or interested in a career in close protection, security, anti and counter terrorism operations or policing, or homeland security.

Read more about the people who study this world leading programme

Key learning from world leading subject matter experts

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

Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI, CBRNE Consultant, Editor, CBNW
Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI

CBRNE Consultant

Editor, CBNW

Eric  Metcalfe, Barrister,  Monckton Chambers
Eric Metcalfe


Monckton Chambers

Michael  Boyle, Assistant Professor, Political Science, La Salle University, Philadelphia
Michael Boyle

Assistant Professor, Political Science

La Salle University, Philadelphia

James Rosie, Strategic Analyst, UK MoD
James Rosie

Strategic Analyst


James  Thomson, Associate Lecturer, Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University,
James Thomson

Associate Lecturer, Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies

Brunel University,

Nicole Ives-Allison, Teaching Fellow, CSTPV, University of St Andrews
Nicole Ives-Allison

Teaching Fellow

CSTPV, University of St Andrews

The knowledge you will gain from this unique terrorism course will prove invaluable in countering the ever present threat to security

Don't just take our word for it...

This course has directly enhanced my knowledge in this field, thus enabling me to better protect staff and missions

Simon Crawley,

 Overseas Security Manager, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

.....one of many glowing reviews for the programme. Read more here.

This is a University of St Andrews programme and qualification, jointly developed by the University and IBC Academy, and assessed and quality assured by the University of St Andrews.