The Certificate in Terrorism Studies introduced by Professor Richard English

The Certificate/Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies is a 16 or 32 week online programme, from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews and Informa. You can also study individual modules on a standalone basis.

For more information about this world renowned terrorism programme, visit the website


Journal of Terrorism Research - Call for Papers

Special Edition: Security and Counter-Terrorism Challenges arising from the Syrian Conflict

The Journal of Terrorism Research is pleased to invite papers for consideration in a Special Edition on Security and Counter-Terrorism Challenges arising from the Syrian Conflict. This topic touches on many important issues at the top of the political agenda. The protracted conflict that is taking place in Syria is causing significant regional and global destabilisation, and its impacts have manifested themselves in tangible ways.

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Regional players such as Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as the impact of ISIS, are ensuring that this conflict does not have an end in sight. The security implications for the rest of the world are manifesting themselves in terrorist attacks such as those in Paris, Beirut, Tunis and Sousse during 2015.

This Special Edition of the Journal of Terrorism Research welcomes contributions on all aspects of the Security and Counter-Terrorism Challenges arising from the Syrian Conflict and encourages practitioners and academics from all disciplines to submit papers.

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Richard English - ISIS and the Challenges of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism

Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, 26 February 2016


British Academy Debates on Faith: Is true religion always extremist?

Held at the Riddell Hall, Queen's University Belfast on March 3 2016



CSTPV Staff Research