This module 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.

This module will enhance student’s knowledge and understanding of the development and functioning of risk management and mitigation in the context of terrorism and counterterrorism. The module will outline methods for assessing vulnerabilities associated with those threats, assessing specific risks, and how to make decisions about how to manage and mitigate these. The scope of the methods includes reducing direct and indirect damage across a range of different attack risks.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 18 - 22 Jan 2021
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost

    £1,340 - Short Course for Credit Fee

    £1,750 - Standalone Short Course Fee

What you will learn

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

  • To develop an understanding of terrorism risk management through risk identification, measurement, management and mitigation,
  • To develop a critical understanding of the nature and importance of effective risk management processes,
  • An ability to assess the techniques associated with risk identification, estimation, evaluation and management in the context of terrorism and related threats,
  • To evaluate the opportunities and challenges in applying techniques of risk management and mitigation with regard to terrorism and related threats,
  • To appraise and develop mitigation strategies for various terrorism scenarios.

Core content

  • The concept, development and characteristics of risk management and resilience,
  • Risk assessment and risk management techniques,
  • Understanding terrorist threats, decision-making and attack planning,
  • Insights & lessons from situational crime prevention,
  • Case studies in terrorism risk management,
  • Risk mitigation and resilience in the context of terrorism threats,
  • Future trends and issues for terrorism risk management and mitigation.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

After successful completion of this course 20 credits can be put towards the Counterterrorism MSc or Counterterrorism, Risk Management and Resilience 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.


Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details

How to apply

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

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.