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Starting 13 September 2021
Application Deadline 3 September 2021
Starting 13 September 2021

Application Deadline 3 September 2021

Understand the prime causes of terrorism and the role of security and law enforcement to combat these

Study the role security and policing play in fighting terrorism

Delivered by distance learning over 11-28 months depending on route taken

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We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact James Cullen or call +44 (0)20 7017 4174.

MSc Terrorism, Policing and Security Studies

Core Modules

The course syllabus is designed to provide a comprehensive insight into the current issues facing the security industry and police forces. As the terrorist threat increases in numbers and complexity, professionals need a strong understanding of policework’s role in counter-terrorism.

  • Module 1 - Security Studies
  • Module 2 - Military and Security Responses to Terrorism
  • Module 3 - Policing and Society
  • Module 4 - Community Policing Responses to Violent Extremism
  • Module 5 - Intelligence Analysis
  • Module 6 - Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
  • Module 7 - Terrorism, Security & Policing Dissertation

What you'll learn

  • Gain solid understanding of the many problems facing the international community today.
  • Investigate relevant policing, security and terrorism issues and connects the role of policing to the broader role of security and counter-terrorism.
  • Discover how law enforcement, security forces and politicians are trying to counter and combat threats in a global environment.

When does it start and how long is the course?

We offer one start date per academic year (September). 

The programme must be completed within: 

  • PGCert: 11 months 
  • PGDip: 22 months 
  • MSc: 28 months

How is the course assessed?

  • To successfully complete the course you must pass each module. 
  • Assessment will incorporate coursework, online examinations, research assignments and essays. 
  • You will also be expected to participate in the virtual learning environment with tutors and fellow students. 
  • There will be no examinations requiring attendance at a venue.

Empowering you to achieve your LLM or Master's Degree from anywhere in the world!


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Why choose Informa Connect

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs