Counter-Terrorism Studies, M.Sc. | Part time online | Liverpool John Moores University | United Kingdom
11 months
9795 GBP/full
9795 GBP/full
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The Counter-Terrorism Studies at Liverpool John Moores University helps you investigate the growth of terrorism, political context and countering terrorism from academic, strategic and operational perspectives.


What you'll learn in the Counter-Terrorism Studies at Liverpool John Moores University

  • Counter-terrorism and other responses by the state, the security services and the police.
  • What intelligence and analysis mean, their overall role, and their application to security related issues of criminology and the domain of public protection.
  • Emerging paradigms within counter-terrorism safety and security at both local and global levels, and to explore some justifications for the increasing ‘securitisation’ of social life.
  • The causes of Islamic radicalisation that leads onto violent extremism and terrorism.
  • The wide variety of techniques deployed by the military and security services.
  • How various terrorist groups finance themselves and/or gain finances from wider sources in order to operate whilst sustaining a clandestine organisation in the longer term. 

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.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
  • Community Policing Responses to Violent Extremism Leading to Terrorism
  • Military and Security Responses to Terrorism
  • Financing of Terrorism
  • Counter-Terrorism Studies Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 11 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant second class honours degree or above (such as in criminology, social or political science), or an overseas equivalent qualification is normally required. 
  • Alternatively a graduate level professional qualification of comparable standard and suitable work experience (such as policing, security or military work) may be accepted. 
  • Proficiency in English – where English is a second language you will be required to demonstrate a 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.

Tuition Fee

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