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This programme is designed using a practice-informed perspective and delivered by expert practitioners with extensive experience. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of legislation, policy and the latest methods used to deal with the changing face of violent extremism in the UK and internationally, enabling you to enhance your career prospects. You’ll be taught using a combination of lectures, interactive seminars and self-directed study to develop theoretical knowledge and practical application of the key aspects of counter terrorism. This course is available in full-time, part-time and distance learning modes of study.


All modules are assessed by coursework. Each assignment is based upon work covered on the course.

To ensure there is not an excessive amount of assessment at any one time, coursework is spread throughout the course.

The course can be taken full or part time and also as an attended or online option. The full-time attended option has face-to-face teaching of six hours each week at Preston. However you can also complete the course part-time, over two years. There is also a full-time and part-time option of completing the degree online which means you do not need to attend classes at Preston, but meet other students and tutors in an online environment.

The entire course delivery team are serving or former practitioners in the various fields of counter terrorism . The full-time academic tutors are engaged in subject-relevant research while associate tutors keep relevant in their specialist area by working with national and international organisations and various North West police services. The course team maintain strong links with counter terrorism agencies and the police service, especially within the North West of England. The programme is designed to improve career prospects and employability.

Visit the Counter Terrorism - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!





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