Why choose this course?
• Develop your understanding of the nature and causes of radicalisation
• Examining theories of radicalisation provides you with a basis for a critical approach to policy-making strategies
• You’ll be able to investigate social and political concerns for security and will critically assess these against traditional institutional formats
• Examine the social psychology of intelligence
• You’ll develop an appreciation of the relationship between academic theories conceptualising terrorism and the practical and ethical considerations of social realities
• You’ll be able to assess the impact on freedoms and critically evaluate the legal and practical implications for counter terrorism policy in the UK and elsewhere.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Understanding Radicalisation addresses one of societies major challenges, socially, psychologically, politically and environmentally. This course gives you the opportunity to practice conceptual theory across the fields of terrorism studies, including examining security and intelligence through the use of critical academic analysis and using applied sociological and criminological perspectives.
The course offers 60 credits at level 7, developed through three modules: Understanding Radicalisation, Concepts of Global Terrorism and Contemporary Issues in Intelligence and Security, each separately assessed as 20 credits per module.
The PG Cert currently stands alone in a growing suite of programmes leading to Masters qualifications and is uniquely focused on the practical application of academic theory. This course supports the continuing professional development of those who seek careers, or are already engaged in, sectors significantly impacted by the issues of radicalisation, vulnerability, security, intelligence, safeguarding and policy.
The academic input from sociology, criminology and intelligence includes additional expertise from the International Policing and Justice Institute and Derby Law School at the University of Derby
. Guest speakers include professionals in the fields of policing, intelligence, security, and intervention.
You will either: Possess a first degree (2:2 or above) in a subject relevant to postgraduate study of sociological and/or criminological systems; be graduates and have significant experience through work or voluntary engagement in the criminological or social sector; have significant relevant professional work or practice-based experience and satisfy the admissions tutor of their capability to study at this level; or be professionally qualified to work in the justice sector at a graduate stage or above.