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Master in Analysis and Prevention of Terrorism

Rey Juan Carlos University
Program overview
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
5,044.20 EUR
September 2022

5,044.20 EUR
October 2022

5,044.20 EUR
September 2023

5,044.20 EUR
October 2023

Program description

Master in Analysis and Prevention of Terrorism

The teachings of this Master are structured following a design whose objective is that upon completing this degree the student has acquired extensive knowledge and analytical skills in the following areas: The history of terrorism and the origin of terrorist organizations and their dynamics of action. The profile of militants of terrorist groups and the importance of psychosocial variables in the analysis of terrorism. The characteristics of the main anti-terrorism measures adopted by democratic governments and the difficulties that their implementation entails, including the problems underlying international cooperation. Legislative reforms and the involvement of international organizations in the fight against terrorism. The role of civil society and the collective action of the victims in the face of terrorism. The constitutional limits that exist in the area of anti-terrorism legislation. The role of the Armed Forces in the fight against terrorism, the definition of the main terrorist threats to national security and the responses to them. The design of public policies against terrorism and the comparison of different anti-terrorist models. The differences between the anti-terrorist models that are designed and applied in democratic and non-democratic contexts.

The objectives and functions of national and international political and legal institutions in the fight against terrorism, as well as the different strategies against this phenomenon developed from different areas.

Admission requirements

Target Audience:



The requirements for access to the proposed title are according to article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010, of July 2:

  1. To access the official master's degree programs, it will be necessary to hold an official university degree from Spain or another one issued by a higher education institution belonging to another member state of the European Higher Education Area, which will authorize access to university master education.
  2. Likewise, graduates may access according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation of their degrees, after verification by the University that they accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that they authorize in the issuing country the title for access to postgraduate education. The access by this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title of the one in possession of the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the Master's degree.

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Program content

  • Historical Perspective of Contemporary Terrorism
  • Methodology of Social Research and its application to the study of Terrorism
  • Social Attitudes towards terrorism
  • Crimes of terrorism and international judicial cooperation
  • Global terrorism: actors, scenarios and trends
  • Terrorism, Political Processes and Conflict Resolution in Comparative Perspective
  • Constitutional limits on anti-terrorist legislation
  • Security, Defense and the Fight against Terrorism
  • External practices
  • Master's Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for local/EU students is 2,701,2 EUR.

The full tuition price for International/Non-EU students is 5044.2 EUR.

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Rey Juan Carlos University 

Since its founding in 1996, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) has stood out among Madrid Public Universities for its dynamic, vigorous character, and its commitment to the progress of society through an excellent, quality educational system. URJC is spread out...

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Rey Juan Carlos University

Calle Tulipán s/n
28933 Madrid

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