Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Duration 4 weeks
Weekly study 2 hours
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Understand the global challenges posed by conflict and terrorism
Security has become an important focus in recent years, not just for governments and corporations, but for individuals.
On this course, you’ll get an introduction to the global issues of security, conflict and terrorism. You’ll discover how to define security, what it means to be secure, and how security threats are dealt with.
You’ll learn about the instruments of security, such as weapons and technology, and identify themes in national and international security.
You’ll explore the causes of terrorism and counter-terrorism, and the role of international organisations and world peace.
What topics will you cover?
- Concept of security
- Terminology used in security studies
- Threats to security
- How conflict has changed
- Drivers of conflict
- Conflict and global politics
- Characteristics of political violence
- Characteristics of terrorism
- Responses to terrorism
- Theories of radicalisation
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone interested in security and terrorism issues, but may be of particular interest to students looking to study security, terrorism and counter-terrorism at university.
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