11 months
20600 GBP/full
10300 GBP/full
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MSc Counterterrorism Risk Management and Resilience is a specialist course designed particularly for those working in the risk management and risk mitigation sectors. Cranfield has a long history of specialising in defence and security subjects and boasts unique facilities for teaching and research in these areas. 

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This course brings together a distinctive mix of different subjects, providing students with the fundamental knowledge, core expertise and evidence-based methodological tools and approaches necessary to understand, analyse, prevent and mitigate terrorism.

Your career

We have entered an era where society faces critical issues in relation to terrorism and the fight against terrorism. The MSc in Counterterrorism Risk Management and Resilience 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Counterterrorism
  • Risk, Crisis and Resilience
  • Strategies, Ideologies and Tactics of Terrorism
  • Terrorism Risk Management and Mitigation
  • Understanding Terrorism and Counterterrorism 
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism (CBRN)
  • Counterterrorism and Intelligence 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • All applicants to courses that are wholly or partially delivered at the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham, which is a Ministry of Defence (MOD) site require security clearance in order to attend the site. 
  • As one of the core modules of the MSc in Counter Terrorism Risk Management and Resilience is delivered at the UK Defence Academy security clearance will be required in order to register for this course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20600 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
  • National

    10300 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

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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