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In 2014, Part I (first year) units will be introduced with Part II (second year and higher) units becoming available in subsequent years. Detailed information about Part II will be available here from mid-2014.

Find out more about our new degrees, or to get in touch and ask us what this means for you head to AskMurdoch. Continuing students can still access information for degrees commencing 2013 and prior in the Course Handbook.

Learn from current experts in Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Our teaching staff have lectured senior military personnel at the Australian Defence College in Canberra, held consultancies with UN agencies, and conducted research within the Foreign Affairs section of the Parliamentary Research Service for the Federal Government.

Joining us on this course will give you direct access to this acknowleged expertise as you examine global security and the phenomenon of terrorism in the 21st Century.

Challenge your understanding of the nature of security and terrorism

You will learn about the nature of security and terrorism from military, legal, political, economic, psychological and sociological perspectives.

You will also learn about the protection of individuals, their values, norms, rules, institutions and property from military and non-military sources, as well as the causes and the effects of terrorism and counter-terrorism measures at home and abroad.

What to expect from this course?

Developed by Professor Makinda, the Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program suggests a multiple approach to the 'war on terror', involving diplomacy, development, capacity building and military force.

"We are training a new breed of global leaders and we hope that graduates of the Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism course will have a greater understanding of global security issues and a more integrated and peaceful approach to tackling them," said Professor Makinda.