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Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

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16 weeks

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Qualification type

Advanced Certificate

Subject areas

Terrorism/Security Studies

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Course Summary

In this course you study the characteristics of terrorism, terrorist tactics and counterterrorism

Established in 2006, Terrorism Studies from the University of St. Andrews was the first international e-learning course to provide individuals, military, and police, as well as public and private sector organisations, with an understanding of the latest scholarship and thinking on terrorism.

Many years later, with over 5000 participants having enrolled from 75 countries, this course continues to benefit all those who take part as well as grow in content and popularity.

Plus, Terrorism Studies is recognised globally and delivers excellence via accessible e-learning and can be studied from anywhere in the world!

Award & Accreditation

  • Successful completion of the Certificate/Advanced Certificate leads to a certificate of professional development from the University of St Andrews.
  • Completion of 4 online modules leads to the award of the Certificate in Terrorism Studies, SCQF Level 8 and 20 credits.
  • Completion of 8 online modules leads to the award of the Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies, SCQF Level 8 and 40 credits.


Explores the concept of terrorism, the types of terrorism and prominent terrorist groups, before evaluating the international measures to curb terrorism and exploring the role of business and media sectors in countering terrorist activities, while examining emerging trends in terrorism.

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Participants need to be online whilst studying the course as progress is reported back to our Virtual Learning Environment. We also use various software in the background that is usually pre-installed on computers (such as Java) to deliver the interactivity in the course.

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Informa Connect - Distance Learning is a professional education and training provider, covering the Law, Finance, Maritime (through Lloyd’s Maritime Academy), and Energy industries. Informa Connect offers a variety of professional training courses and postgraduate degrees and diplomas. Accessed by over 100,000 professionals every year, Informa Connect’s courses are designed to provide individuals and employees with the knowledge and technical...more

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