Counterterrorism Risk Management and Resilience MSc

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Counterterrorism Risk Management and Resilience MSc

The MSc Counterterrorism, Risk Management and Resilience is a specialist course designed particularly for students working in the risk management and risk mitigation sectors. Cranfield has a long history of specialising in Defence and Security subjects and boasts unique facilities for teaching and research in these areas. This course brings together a distinctive mix of different subjects, providing students with the fundamental knowledge, core expertise and evidence-based methodological tools and approaches necessary to understand, analyse, prevent and mitigate terrorism.

Overview
Start date January
Duration Full-time: MSc 11 months, PgDip and PgCert 1 year. Part-time: 2 years (PgDip and PgCert) or 3 years (MSc).
DeliveryBy written and practical examinations, continuous assessment, project presentation and oral exam.
QualificationMSc, PgDip, PgCert
Study typeFull-time / Part-time
CampusCranfield University at Shrivenham


Why this course?
The MSc Counterterrorism, Risk Management & Resilience pathway is specifically tailored for students interested in developing a career in the risk management or insurance sectors with a focus on protective security against terrorism and related threats. This pathway should appeal particularly to candidates who are either serving or recently retired from government, military or policing agencies, or those who are already in the risk management or insurance space who want to specialise in counterterrorism risk management and protective security.


Course details
Keeping our courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules we offer reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of our staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

To give you a taster, we have listed the compulsory modules and (where applicable) some elective modules affiliated with this programme which ran in the academic year 2018–2019. There is no guarantee that these modules will run for 2019 entry. All modules are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Course delivery
By written and practical examinations, continuous assessment, project presentation and oral exam.

Individual project
The individual project takes four months from April to July. The student selects from a range of titles, or may propose their own topic. Most are practically or experimentally based using Cranfield’s unique facilities.

Modules
Keeping our courses up-to-date and current requires constant innovation and change. The modules we offer reflect the needs of business and industry and the research interests of our staff and, as a result, may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.

To give you a taster, we have listed the compulsory and elective (where applicable) modules which are currently affiliated with this course. All modules are indicative only, and may be subject to change for your year of entry.


Course modules
Compulsory modules
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course

  • Applied Counterterrorism
  • Protecting Critical National Infrastructure
  • Research Project - Counter-Terrorism
  • Terrorism Risk Management and Mitigation
  • Understanding Terrorism & Counter-terrorism
  • Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Capability
  • Counterterrorism and Intelligence
  • Courtroom Skills
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Fires, Explosions and their Investigation
  • Forensic Exploitation and Intelligence
  • National Security: Resilience and Crisis
  • Strategies, Ideologies and Tactics of Terrorism

Teaching team
You will be taught by Cranfield's leading experts with many years' industrial experience as well as external speakers from industry and forensics.  

Fees
European Union students applying for university places in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic year will still have access to student funding support. Please see the UK Government’s announcement (28 May 2019).
 
Cranfield University welcomes applications from students from all over the world for our postgraduate programmes. The Home/EU student fees listed continue to apply to EU students.
 
Students from the UK/EU are eligible for a departmental bursary of £2,000 for MSc and £1,200 for PgDip award.
 
Course fees
Home-EU fees
Overseas fees
 
MSc Full-time £12,000
MSc Part-time £12,000 *
PgDip Full-time £10,000
PgDip Part-time £10,000 *
PgCert Full-time £5,000
PgCert Part-time £5,000 *
 
* Fees can be paid in full up front, or in equal annual instalments. Students who complete their course before the initial end date will be invoiced the outstanding fee balance and must pay in full prior to graduation.
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