This course can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

The aim of this course is to enable participants to evaluate and explain authoritatively the ways in which law operates and is used, within the international and domestic contexts, to respond to terrorism.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1,925

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Critically assess the different forms of international and domestic legal response to terrorism,
  • Analyse and evaluate contemporary terrorism-related events and developments with reference to international and domestic criminal and human rights law,
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate the complexities of legal debates surrounding the application of international and domestic criminal justice and the protection of human rights in cases involving terrorist-type offences in terminology appropriate to the subject, but in a clear manner that can be readily understood by a non-expert audience.

Core content

  • legal paradigms for dealing with terrorism,
  • legal definitions of terrorism at the domestic and international levels,
  • Principles of State criminal jurisdiction and extradition,
  • principles of criminal liability and defences,
  • The Special Tribunal for Lebanon,
  • international and regional regimes,
  • basic principles of international and European human rights law,
  • Self-defence and the use of armed force against terrorism,
  • Terrorism and the law in armed conflicts,
  • Terrorism and derogations from human rights.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this course 10 credits can be put towards the Counterterrorism MSc.

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.


Accommodation options and prices

This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

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Campus address

College Road
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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