This Security and Terrorism Law (Distance Learning) MA degree will introduce you to the various mechanisms used in law to address security and counter-terrorism issues. It is designed to help improve your career if you already work in security, intelligence or policing. Issues you'll explore include security, policing and counter-terrorism in conjunction with international law, human rights law and counter-terrorism law. This course is run in collaboration with IBC Academy and our John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety.
More about this course
Taught in collaboration with IBC Academy, the Security and Terrorism Law (Distance Learning) MA degree is led by experts in the fields of security, policing and counter-terrorism.
The course will provide you with an introduction to international law including current issues, methodologies and institutions such as the United Nations and The International Court of Justice.
Throughout the degree, you’ll explore legal methods, arguments and concepts to develop both written and oral legal skills. This will include an introduction to law textbooks, journal articles, statutes and case law.
We’ll encourage you to develop a thorough and systematic knowledge of the main principles of law in the security and terrorism arena. This will enable you to evaluate and contribute to the process by which this specialist law is upheld.
Throughout the course, you'll discover how national, regional and international law interacts with each other. This will help you develop your knowledge of how to work with different legal principles, including case law, statutes and international conventions. You can find further information about this course on IBC Academy's website.
Successful completion of the Security and Terrorism Law MA will provide you with an excellent foundation for employment or career progression in legal areas concerned with security and counter-terrorism.
You're assessed throughout the course with essays and your final year will culminate in a dissertation. Many of the modules have two essay assessments, with the first providing formative feedback for the second essay. The coursework will be submitted online.
The course carries no formal accreditation, but the course team is in touch with The Security Institute (SI), a key regulatory body. The SI accredits industry professionals, so studying a course the Institute supports will reflect well on your CV.
-Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
-International Law and International Human Rights Law
-Theory and Practice of Modern Diplomacy
-Community Policing Responses to Terrorism and Radicalisation
-Military and Security Responses to Counter-Terrorism
-International Security and Terrorism Law
After the course
There are career opportunities in security and intelligence, and in diplomatic or policy arenas associated with this, particularly in the legal sector. This includes working with major international companies performing due diligence work.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Moving to one campus
Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.