New intake starts on February 16, 2015.
This renowned online course – from the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews – is recognised as the best globally accessible, flexible, tutored, online part-time study solution for professionals who want to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject, hone their analysis skills in countering the terrorism and security threat, or prepare themselves for future higher academic study.
An abundance of Universities have entered the subject area in recent years, with a wide range of styles of courses. However, one of the original, and a leading specialist centre founded back in 1994, is the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV).
This is Europe's oldest for the study of the causes, dynamics, characteristics and consequences of terrorism and related forms of political violence based on rigorous, evidence-based, scholarly analysis that is policy-relevant but independent. The CSTPV continues to offer the most well thought of courses, and undertakes cutting edge research into the subject – and offers the most popular academic and professional development courses on terrorism.
IBC Academy is a partner of the University of St Andrews and manages enrolments to this course. 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.
The course has 14 module options, covering characteristics of terrorism, terrorist tactics and counterterrorism:
- Key issues in international terrorism
- Terrorist ideologies, aims, beliefs & motivations
- Terrorist modus operandi
- Homeland security
- Radicalisation & de-radicalisation
- International policing policy
- IEDs: Threats & countermeasures
- Critical infrastructure protection
- Aviation terrorism & security
- Maritime terrorism & security
- CBRN weapons in terrorism
- Terrorism & human rights
Study individual modules, four for the Certificate, eight for the Advanced Certificate or all 14. Full module information can be found in the PDF prospectus or online here. Fee and funding information is here.
Each module is designed to be studied over four weeks, and helps you plan your time to succeed in achieving this. However, you’re in control of your study plan and can take a shorter or longer time to suit you – full flexibility is built in to the programme to accommodate wider work and operational commitments.
If starting in February doesn't work for you, the university is also accepting applications for June and October 2015. It especially welcomes UK and international military personnel who undertake the course, either using ELC funding (provider 2035) for qualifying UK personnel, funded by their service units, or personally funded for professional development purposes.
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