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Entry requirements

You will need:
a relevant honours degree - minimum 2:2 (such as in criminology, social or political science)
or
an overseas equivalent qualification
or
a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work)
Additional requirements
Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 575
In some cases applicants who do not possess the standard entry requirements may be permitted to enrol at the discretion of the programme leader
On application you will need to submit proof of your prior qualifications, your CV, a copy of your passport page and the £400 application fee

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study global security issues facing the international community.

This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.
  • Provides flexible distance learning in counter-terrorism studies for full-time employees
  • Aims to produce competent, informed reflectively and ethically competent students who have a developed academic understanding the key issues within counter-terrorism studies and the theories underpinning the discipline
  • Enables students to investigate terrorism and counter-terrorism learning from academic, strategic and operational perspectives
The Counter-Terrorism Studies programme aims to offer an unrivalled insight into the current debates and controversies around the subject, providing a solid grasp of the growth of the phenomena, its political context and, most importantly, delivering a thorough examination of the latest counter-terrorism measures.
These are outlined from both a military and community engagement point of view and the course draws on contemporary examples and learning from academic, strategic and operational perspectives. The course also explores the ethical and legal issues raised by counter-terrorism operations and situates them within current academic literature. The material is delivered by widely published academics and by experienced practitioners within the counter-terrorism arena. The course is taught by distance learning and aims to connect a diverse body of domestic and international students, across time zones, to share knowledge and develop expertise in the fields.
This course is ideal for those seeking to enter into or advance their counter-terrorism and security related careers in the public and private sectors, as well as professionals already engaged in such fields who seek to enhance their knowledge, critical thinking and career prospects through further qualifications.
The Counter-Terrorism Studies programme is an excellent preparation for many careers including:
  • The civil and foreign service
  • Research
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • The security sector
  • Private firms
Consultancy and advisory roles
Students are ideally placed to develop their career in the fields of: security management, strategic security analysis, international relations and public policy.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see course page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    flexible
    11 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    11 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    22 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    22 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    flexible
    28 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    28 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
KNect365
Email
security@knect365.com
Phone
security@knect365.com