Learn how to address some of the world’s biggest security challenges. In this combined degree, you’ll explore the role of the law and how it overlaps with terrorism and counterterrorism.
- Full or part-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Full or part-time
- 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Terrorism isn’t just about religious violence. It can come in many forms such as political violence and transnational crime like money laundering.
In this course, you’ll explore the complex causes of terrorism, how it is shaping the world, and what can be done about it.
As part of your Bachelor of Global Security, you’ll get a deep understanding of the security challenges of the Indo-Pacific region (including Australia) and potential solutions in the form of counterterrorism.
Combining your studies in Global Security with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) will give you new perspectives on a range of domestic and global issues, and how the law and policies change in response to these issues.
7 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Global Security at Murdoch
- This combined degree is not offered anywhere else in Australia.
- Travel to Indonesia for a semester as part of our Study Indonesia ACICIS program as part of your Bachelor of Global Security.
- Travel and study in Italy, Switzerland, Germany or India as part of your Bachelor of Laws.
- Graduate with two qualifications, giving you a unique skillset and even more career opportunities.
- We consulted with our industry contacts in designing this course – so your skills and knowledge will be relevant when you begin your career.
- Learn from experts in terrorism and legal issues. They might even pop up on TV or in printed articles in between lectures because they’re often asked for their expertise, opinions and advice in the media.
- Work on real cases in collaboration with our SCALES Community Legal Clinic, simulate court proceedings through our mooting program, and apply for internships to get practical experience.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- trial advocacy
- legal protection of international human rights
- refugee law
- terrorism in a globalised world
- Middle East politics and security.
Your future career
Across the world, organisations are facing more dangerous and varied security threats than ever before. When you graduate with a combined degree in Law and Global Security, you could pursue a wide range of career opportunities in the intelligence services, the legal sector, and in state and national government departments.
Careers could include:
- Intelligence Services (private or public)
- Legal Practitioner
- Security Analyst
- Customs and Protections Officer
- Defence Force or Border Force Officer
- State and Federal Law Enforcement Officer.
You could work in a range of industries including security and cybersecurity, law enforcement, foreign affairs and aid, the court and legal system, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or other areas.
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practising lawyer. If you would like to become a practising lawyer, you can complete your practical legal training (known as PLT) on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law.
For more details about this course, please download our information pack.
- Perth campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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Your Document Checklist
Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.
- Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
- ATAR results
- A completed Second Major Form