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Informa – Defence & Security MSc Terrorism, Security and Policing
Informa – Defence & Security

MSc Terrorism, Security and Policing

11 Months


Full time, Part time

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GBP 8,850 / per year *

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* US$11,065 until 15th May 2020. £9,795 / US$12,245 after 15th May 2020


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Your Qualification in Terrorism, Policing and Security

Why Terrorism, Policing & Security?

Police are often the first line of defence against terrorist attacks, and the growing role of policing in counter-terrorism means new challenges for police officers. In both national and international circles, there is an increasing need for personnel to have a strong understanding of the interdisciplinary links between security and counter-terrorism.

Our postgraduate course in Terrorism, Policing and Security is designed to provide police officers with the necessary skills to help combat terrorism and international crime. Focusing on international security issues such as intelligence, military response and criminal justice, you will also analyse security closer to home and identify community policing’s role in combatting radicalisation. Learn how policing theory, governance and policymaking connects to global security via distance learning to better understand the international policing community.

  • When: 14 September 2020
  • Where: Delivered online via Liverpool John Moores University
  • Duration: 11-28 months dependent on the route chosen

Training in terrorism and security goes hand in hand with policing studies. Benefit from the experience of the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, headed up by Sir Jon Murphy QPM, who have a wide network within the fields of policing, crime prevention, and security policy. During your postgraduate study, you will learn how to analyse the current issues facing the global police force, and the role of police intelligence to counter radicalisation and terrorism.

Who studies the MSc in Terrorism, Policing and Security?

This programme is designed for current and aspiring police officers and law enforcement professionals to develop their understanding of the security industry, defence policy, international crime, foreign policy, and the associated governmental and non-governmental institutions. It is also well suited for those in related sectors of international security and counter-terrorism, as well as academics looking to better understand the response against terrorism.

7 Modules Available

The course syllabus is designed to provide a comprehensive insight into the current issues facing the security industry and police forces. As the terrorist threat increases in numbers and complexity, professionals need a strong understanding of policework’s role in counter-terrorism.

  • Security Studies
  • Military and Security Responses to Terrorism
  • Policing and Society
  • Community Policing Responses to Violent Extremism
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Crime, Safety and Security
  • Terrorism, Security & Policing Dissertation

Choosing your level of study

The course is available at Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Master of Science level. Those studying the PGCert will take the first three modules, whereas PGDip students will take the first six modules. Those choosing to study the course at MSc level have the opportunity to complete a dissertation on a topic of interest, allowing students to engage in an industry-focused research project to apply their knowledge and skills to their own career aspirations.

Learn online with the support of industry experts

During your study, you will have access to the faculty at Liverpool John Moores University. Learn from experienced counter-terrorism professionals, academics, and subject experts, including Professor Mick Creedon, Brian McNeill, Dr Ian Stanier and Dr Tim Parsons.

This is a Liverpool John Moores University programme and qualification, with enrollment and delivery administered by Informa Connect. The course is taught, assessed, quality assured and awarded by Liverpool John Moores University.

About Liverpool John Moores University

The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people of power and influence who recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society. It was the first such institution to be founded in England.

This small, pioneering movement was followed by the establishment of the Liverpool Institute and School of Art and the Liverpool Nautical College, and in 1900 Irene Mabel Marsh opened the IM Marsh campus. These organisations together laid the foundations for Liverpool John Moores University, an institution that has grown and flourished and continues to provide opportunities for all.

Today, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide, 2,500 staff and 250-degree courses, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.

The Security Studies programme is delivered by the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. The university combines professionally recognised qualifications with innovative and socially orientated courses. The centre has an outstanding reputation for research, with academic staff contributing regularly to industry journals, advisory groups, governmental policy, as well as gaining regular public exposure through the press and broadcast media.

About the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies

Established in 2015, the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies (LCAPS) has a wealth of professional, practical and academic experience. LCAPS uses this experience to conduct research and provide training within the fields of policing, crime prevention and allied security professions.

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies brings together research-active staff from across the University.

LCAPS' interdisciplinary learning portfolio equips students and practitioners with the skills they need to respond to the complex demands of contemporary policing.

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies' portfolio of taught degrees is expanding and LCAPS will soon offer one of the most comprehensive portfolios of academic policing programmes.


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