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About the Course

Delve into the research behind terrorism as you unpack the assumptions and impacts of both terrorism and counterterrorism. Terrorism has arguably been one of the defining factors of our age. It frequently makes headlines, threatening or attacking governments, private businesses, and ordinary citizens. In many parts of the world, it has been one of the most important threats to peace, security, and stability – but what does this mean exactly? On this six-week course from Leiden University, you’ll explore the essence of terrorism and discover why it is so difficult to define. Unpacking its history and the theory of the waves of terrorism, you’ll analyse both the theoretical approaches and practical applications of terrorism and counterterrorism in the real world. There are many assumptions that cloud the subjects of terrorism and counterterrorism. These myths are often created and intensified by individual bias, the government, and the media. On this course, you’ll discover different assumptions about terrorist identities and motivations, as well as the efficiencies of various counterterrorism efforts. You’ll then compare this with academic research to investigate the truth behind these assumptions. In your exploration of the impact of terrorism, you’ll delve into the culture of fear created by terrorism, as well as the success of counterterrorism policies to limit and manage its impact on society. In the final stage of this course, you’ll reflect on trends and developments in terrorism and counterterrorism. You’ll assess current academic research as well as what could be studied in the future to help....

Top reviews


Aug 28, 2021

Not all the reading materials are opening. The course content is old . There is a need for new and latest issues to be included in the course. There is also a need for advance level of another course.


Nov 29, 2022

Very informative and thorough overview of the Terrorism-Counterterrorism literature. The literature is presented in a well organized manner making it easy to follow from the assigned readings.

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By Mayte V

Apr 27, 2017

Good teacher, objective approach, interesting, informative and enough material.

By Munira Q E q

Jan 15, 2021

I love this course because I have learned about terrorism and counterterrorism

By Sahiba T

Jun 9, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Very pertinent material and interesting videos.

By Alejandro M R

Nov 6, 2016

It´s a great course that makes posible to know about Terrorism and it´s causes

By Gorka M F

Sep 24, 2015

I like this course... very interesting, well structured and nothing boring....

By Francisco B V R C

Aug 22, 2018

Very good! The content was relevant and it helped me with my master's thesis!

By Joy S

Jan 20, 2018

Debunks a lot of assumptions people have. Tells you how terrorism really is.

By Renan D

Nov 28, 2017

Curso incrível e material de estudo com valor inestimável. Recomendo a todos.

By Christos S

Oct 17, 2017

Excellent course. You learn the basics about terrorism and counter terrorism.

By Rajema G M V

Oct 18, 2016

Very informative. Highly recommended to everyone! Can`t wait for the updates.

By Alex L

Feb 17, 2016

Really great overview and introduction to a tricky and ever changing subject!

By Marcos A

Apr 18, 2017

Excelente curso. Muy bien desarrollado, explicado y con informacion actual.

By courtney g

May 25, 2016

This course was so interesting. I learnt a lot and enjoyed every part of it.

By Jack C

Feb 5, 2018

I like this teacher.

the point is very clear

and it,s so simple to understand

By Julia A B

Jul 2, 2017

Great course, I really recommend it! Excellent didactic and good materials.

By Shaun G

May 7, 2023

Fantastic course covering many dimensions of the subject in immense depth.

By Mayra W

Apr 22, 2020

It was a very comprehensive and thought-provoking course. I recommend it.

By Julian O

May 2, 2017

Perfecta introducción a los estudios sobre terrorismo y contra terrorismo.

By Deleted A

Sep 4, 2022

It is a very nice course, I would like to thank our teachers very much.

By Franz G

Dec 31, 2019

Sería muy bueno un curso en español. además me gustaría que incluyan pdf


Apr 15, 2017

Un curso fabuloso, excelentes profesores y muy completo. Muchas gracias.

By Scott56

Feb 26, 2016

Excellent course, somewhat ruined by discussion forum inappropriateness.

By Carlo v D

Sep 19, 2015

Not only very interesting, also very professional! High level education.

By Adail n d s

Sep 17, 2015

Excellent course. Organized and with teaching materials of good quality.