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Starting 18 June 2024

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University of St. Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland's first university and third oldest in the UK. For almost six centuries, it has proudly upheld the tradition of academic excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and students from all over the world. Through its research centres and institutes, St Andrews has excelled in the fields of international relations and international security, earning a reputation as one of the world's leading academic institutions in the area of terrorism studies. The University of St Andrews was the first in Europe to offer a full course of study in terrorism, through the CSTPV.

Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) was established in 1994 as a research centre within the University of St Andrews. The centre and its renowned staff regularly contribute to public commissions and projects to assess and evaluate preparedness for terrorist attacks and to identify vulnerabilities likely to be exploited by terrorists. The centre is home to the highly acclaimed quarterly journal Terrorism and Political Violence published by Informa, the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies, plus the MLitt in Terrorism Studies.


You can now have a digital version of your Terrorism Studies Certification!

Powered by Credly, your Terrorism Studies Digital Badge is an online version of your credentials that contains a description of your Award, Demonstrated Skills and what it took to obtain your Certificate qualification.

Also, your Digital Badge allows you to get labor market insights data including job openings, salary ranges and selected top employers, and you can display the badge in your email signature, electronic copies of your resume and on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!

What are the Benefits of a Credly Digital Badge?

  • Make your achievements, a permanent, verifiable part of your Linked In profile.
  • Share your achievements with Facebook friends and followers.
  • Adding your badge to an email signature, resume, website and more is easy. Copy the badge URL to create a hyperlink for your image.
  • Embed your badge on a personal website or blog by copying the unique embed code.
  • Share your achievements with your Twitter followers.
  • Send your badge directly to a colleague, a recruiter or your employer with a customisable email.

What is a Digital Badge?

A digital badge is a web-enabled version of a certification, or learning outcome, which can be verified online in real time. Digital badges recognize a learning or professional development achievement. Since it is digital, it can be shared across the internet for maximum visibility and recognition.

How is a badge valuable to me?

A badge allows you to easily manage, share (online), and verify your certification(s). This includes real-time authentication of your certification(s) and when you obtained it (them).

Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your certification(s), what you do to actively maintain your certification(s), and your skillset. Badges can be shared in your email signature, on your electronic résumé, and on your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter profiles.

What type of Digital Badges are available?

A Digital Badge is awarded upon successful completion of the Certificate and/or the Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies.

When do I get the Digital Badge?

Following exam board confirmation of your award by CSTPV University of St Andrews, you will receive an email from Credly notifying you that Informa has issued you a badge. Click the Accept button in the email which will take you to the Credly website where you will be able to create an account and claim your badge.

If you did not receive an email from Credly within two weeks of earning your certification or need support, contact or review the FAQs.

Can I share it on my Social Media channel?

Yes! Your badge is a digital version of your certification, skills and qualifications. It allows you to easily show your colleagues, friends or potential employers:

  • When you earned the certification
  • What key skills are associated with the certification
  • What it takes to qualify for the certification
  • The work you do to actively maintain the certification

You can share your badge on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, in an email signature or embed it in a website. And, you can share your accomplishment with anyone, anywhere — it’s up to you!

Why is the University of St Andrews offering Digital Badges?

We know many people proudly list their certification(s) on their social profiles, email signatures, and other platforms, so we are providing digital badges to help you display a visual depiction of your accomplishments. In addition, a digital badge conveys other critical information, such as what it takes to earn the certification(s), key skills you’ve demonstrated, and when you earned the certification(s).

I do not want a Digital Badge, how do I opt out?

As a certification holder opted-in to the certification registry, we are providing you the ability to claim your certification digital badge. If you do not want your digital badge, simply disregard the email from Credly. You also have the option to manage and/or unsubscribe from Credly emails when you receive their email invitation.

Why is the University of St Andrews partnering with Credly for these badges?

Credly works with credible organizations to provide badges to individuals worldwide to promote their skills and achievements. Badges from Credly represent achievements valued by employers and will help you tell your professional story in a way that is complete and validated.