Explore the meaning, historical evolution, and causes of contemporary terrorism to gain an understanding of international relations, geopolitics, and national, international and human security.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Terrorism – and how to deal with it – has become the biggest security challenge of the 21st century. In this course you’ll explore the meaning, historical evolution, and causes of contemporary terrorism. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of international relations, geopolitics, and national, international and human security.
Studying Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies will train you to see counterterrorism as a multi-pronged response, working within the law to minimise or eradicate threats to national, international and human security.
This course is taught by dedicated teaching staff who have vast experience in national and international affairs and have lectured senior military personnel at the Australian Defence College in Canberra, consulted with various United Nations agencies, and conducted research for the Federal Government.
You can expand your expertise even further by combining this course with another major such as History, Religion or Global Politics and Policy.
When you graduate, you’ll find a wide range of career opportunities in the intelligence services as well as in State and National Departments.
CRICOS Code: 079364G
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Business and Governance
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode. Individual units may require access to specific nominated software.
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