Taught course

Counter Terrorism

University of Central Lancashire · School of Law and Policing

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree.

Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme.

A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.

IELTS: Score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by expert practitioners with extensive experience, our master’s degree in Counter Terrorism will give you an in-depth understanding of legislation, policy and the latest methods used to deal with the changing face of violent extremism in the UK and internationally, enabling you to enhance your career prospects.

You’ll be taught using a combination of lectures, interactive seminars and self-directed study to develop theoretical knowledge and practical application of the key aspects of counter terrorism.

Why study with us

  • This course is available in full-time, part-time and distance learning modes of study.
  • The course team maintain strong links with counter terrorism agencies and the police service, especially within the North West of England.

What you'll do

  • The course is delivered by around 12 serving or retired practitioners who are experts in their respective fields.
  • You’ll benefit from our specialist facilities, laboratories and equipment.

Learning and assessment

All modules are assessed by coursework. Each assignment is based upon work covered on the course. To ensure there is not an excessive amount of assessment at any one time, coursework is spread throughout the course.

The course can be taken full or part-time and also as an attended or online option. The full-time attended option has face-to-face teaching of six hours each week at Preston. However, you can also complete the course part-time, over two years. There is also a full-time and part-time option of completing the degree online which means you do not need to attend classes at Preston, but meet other students and tutors in an online environment.

Industry links

The entire course delivery team are serving or former practitioners in the various fields of counter terrorism. The full-time academic tutors are engaged in subject-relevant research while associate tutors keep relevant in their specialist area by working with national and international organisations and various North West police services.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892 400