Cranfield has a long history of specialising in Defence and Security subjects and boasts unique facilities for teaching and research in these areas. The staff are recognised as leading international experts and teaching is exclusively geared for postgraduate students.
The course is built on four core modules covering critical issues such as the strategies, tactics, ideologies & causes of terrorism, understanding the methods & theories of counterterrorism and applying it in action and in different contexts. Students then choose from over 20 elective modules – a unique mix unlike any available in the UK which allows students to specialise in different areas ranging from firearms and explosives forensics to a host of specialist areas in terrorism and counterterrorism, including cyberterrorism, CBRN terrorism, and much more.
We have entered an era where society faces critical issues in relation to terrorism and the fight against terrorism. The MSc Counterterrorism provides a rigorous, evidence-based qualification which will assist graduates to start careers in a wide variety of fields, including those related to security, policing, military, government policy, and international work. Beyond this, the MSc will help assist the careers of graduates who are already working in these and related fields.
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- Applied Counterterrorism
- Strategies, Ideologies and Tactics of Terrorism
- Understanding Terrorism and Counterterrorism
- Analytical Techniques
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism (CBRN)
- Counterterrorism and Intelligence
- Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Capability
- Courtroom Skills
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- 11 months
- 36 months
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Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.
DisciplinesModern History Criminology Terrorism & Security View 179 other Masters in Criminology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g. criminology, law, politics, psychology, forensic science, etc) or the professional equivalent. Students with other degrees who can show a knowledge of and interest in the elements of the subject will also be considered.
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International20600 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20600 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
National10300 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10300 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
- MSc Part-time £10,300
- PgDip Full-time £8,250
- PgDip Part-time £8,250
- PgCert Full-time £5,150
- PgCert Part-time £5,150
- MSc Part-time £20,600
- PgDip Full-time £16,700
- PgDip Part-time £16,700
- PgCert Full-time £8,350
- PgCert Part-time £8,350
Living costs for Cranfield
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.