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Liverpool John Moores University: Counter-Terrorism Studies

Institution Liverpool John Moores University View institution profile
Department Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Telephone +44(0)20 7017 4483
Study type Taught


Study global security issues facing the international community.

This 100% distance learning programme is delivered in partnership KNECT365/Informa.

  • Provides flexible distance learning in counter-terrorism studies for full-time employees
  • Aims to produce competent, informed reflectively and ethically competent students who have a developed academic understanding the key issues within counter-terrorism studies and the theories underpinning the discipline
  • Enables students to investigate terrorism and counter-terrorism learning from academic, strategic and operational perspectives

The Counter-Terrorism Studies programme aims to offer an unrivalled insight into the current debates and controversies around the subject, providing a solid grasp of the growth of the phenomena, its political context and, most importantly, delivering a thorough examination of the latest counter-terrorism measures.

These are outlined from both a military and community engagement point of view and the course draws on contemporary examples and learning from academic, strategic and operational perspectives. The course also explores the ethical and legal issues raised by counter-terrorism operations and situates them within current academic literature. The material is delivered by widely published academics and by experienced practitioners within the counter-terrorism arena. The course is taught by distance learning and aims to connect a diverse body of domestic and international students, across time zones, to share knowledge and develop expertise in the fields.

This course is ideal for those seeking to enter into or advance their counter-terrorism and security related careers in the public and private sectors, as well as professionals already engaged in such fields who seek to enhance their knowledge, critical thinking and career prospects through further qualifications.

The Counter-Terrorism Studies programme is an excellent preparation for many careers including:

  • The civil and foreign service
  • Research
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • The security sector
  • Private firms
  • Consultancy and advisory roles

Students are ideally placed to develop their career in the fields of: security management, strategic security analysis, international relations and public policy.



Founded in 1823, LJMU is ranked in the top 500 higher education institutions in the world* and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers with over 96%** in work or further study six months after graduation.

LJMU is a leading research institution and 96% of the research submitted for the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) was considered of international quality or better.

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