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Peter Lehr from the University of St Andrews introduces the Terrorism Studies course

The world-leading anti and counter terrorism training programme - Study the Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies or individual specialist modules

Benefits of studying this online terrorism studies course

Terrorism and the fight against terrorism have become critical issues for society.

Established in 2006, in partnership with IBC Academy (part of Informa Plc), 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. 

By completing this online terrorism studies course, participants receive a sophisticated introduction to the fundamental issues behind terrorism as well as the motivations, methodology and modus operandi of the various strains of terrorism in the world today.

You will widen and deepen your knowledge of some of the most relevant subjects in today's international environment, receiving a solid grounding in the causes, consequences and responses to global and local terrorism.

  • Full course access online, making it easily accessible wherever you are in the world, at a time convenient to you
  • Network with the world’s leading experts, your tutors, via the chat room or forums
  • Collaborate with fellow practitioners across the globe, sharing experiences and pooling ideas, via the interactive forum
  • Immediately apply the knowledge, skill and expertise obtained from your studies
  • Gain a qualification from the internationally renowned University of St Andrews, with accreditation at level seven of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
  • Fit study around your existing work and operational commitments
  • Option to apply for an extension if commitments prevent you from completing the course within 16 weeks. Available for one year after your initial start date free of charge.

Universities have struggled to meet the demands of those wishing to combine terrorism learning with their day-to-day job.  Few universities have online programmes available and none have the depth of knowledge and resource that is brought to you in this unparalleled terrorism training e-learning course. 

Having education available from the world's leading experts is a significant benefit and a practical tool.


"This really has been an immensely rewarding and impressive programme that will be of value to the people we look after and to our businesses which we aim to keep safe. I am really pleased that it has been successfully completed and trust that my certificate will serve as a reminder of an excellent programme of training."
Student 2012

Over 4500 participants have enrolled from 75 countries, representing

  • Embassies, High Commissions and Diplomatic Services
  • Oil and Gas Companies
  • University Lecturers and Researchers
  • International Organisations (UN, NATO, INTERPOL)
  • Governments
  • Airlines / Aviation Companies
  • Diploma / Postgraduate / Masters / MSc Students
  • Aviation Authorities
  • Maritime / Shipping Companies
  • Counter / Anti Terrorism Personnel
  • Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Rescue, Health)
  • Prison Services
  • Critical Infrastructure Providers
  • Homeland Security (DHSS) / Security Services
  • Researchers – Terrorism and Security
  • World Bank
  • Airport Operators
  • Close Protection Operatives
  • United Nations (UN)
  • Security Companies
  • Defense Forces
  • Armed Forces (Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, Special Forces)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Consultancy Companies
  • Financial Institutions / Banks
  • Police Forces
  • Border Agencies
  • Defence Companies
  • Coast Guards
  • Customs Services

Procurement Reference Numbers

  • UK MoD ELC Scheme:
  • CAGE/NCAGE Code:
  • NAICS:
    611430 & 611310
  • CCR Registered:
    DUNS 232915728

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Questions about the Terrorism Studies course?

T: +44 (0)20 3377 3210
T: +1 (646) 957 8929
E: info@terrorismstudies.com

Available Start Dates

17 Jun 2015

20 Oct 2015

15 Feb 2016

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