UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS - CERTIFICATE IN TERRORISM
Certificate in Terrorism Studies from St Andrews University – Ranked #1 in the United Kingdom
This year the University of St Andrews was ranked number 1 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The first time in the Guide’s history that a university other than Oxford or Cambridge has taken top position. The Guide cited the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) as one of the highlights of the University. Founded in 1994, Handa CSTPV is Europe’s oldest research centre dedicated to the study of terrorism. Over the past 27 years CSTPV has been producing leading research and providing teaching across the field, specialising in in-person and distance-learning education. Now CSTPV is celebrating the 15th Anniversary the Certificate in Terrorism Studies.
A joint venture with Informa Connect, the Certificate is an online course which students can customise by choosing from 16 modules and study at their own pace. Ideal for professional development and those interested in kickstarting a career change, it can also be used for entry into the University of St Andrews MLitt in Terrorism and Political Violence for students without a prior degree or experience. A copy of the programme brochure is available here!
Much like the University, CSTPV is not resting on its laurels and is constantly updating and improving the Certificate in Terrorism Studies. Recently the academics at CSTPV wrote and launched a new module on Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism, exploring an often-overlooked area of security. Next year the course will launch Northern Ireland: The Troubles, a module covering terrorism that is very close to home and draws upon a wealth of experience and research from CSTPV academics and research. The module explores the last 30 years of violence from terrorist groups and state actors. With a new intake starting in February 2022, now is the perfect time to enrol. Apply here!