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Counter Terrorism

1 year
September 2024

Our master’s degree in Counter Terrorism offers an in-depth understanding of legislation and policy. It's taught by expert practitioners with extensive experience.

Why study with us

  • This course is available in full-time, part-time and distance learning modes of study.  
  • The course team maintain strong links with counter terrorism agencies and the police service, especially within the North West of England.
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What you'll do

  • You’ll build an interdisciplinary understanding of individual and organisational involvement in terrorism, together with an understanding of national and international approaches to counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism (CVE).
  • You’ll benefit from our specialist facilities, laboratories and equipment.
  • The course is delivered by around 12 serving or retired practitioners who are experts in their respective fields.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Gary Dunnagan
Senior Lecturer

Future careers

Typically, MSc/PGDip/PGCert Counter Terrorism graduates continue in their specialist posts, with enhanced career prospects. 

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Distance Full-time£9,000 per year
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Law and Policing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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