Undergraduate

Bachelor of Global Security

Learn the analytical skills, theories and strategies you need to build an exciting career in global security, where every working day will be different.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1363

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

3 years

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

097990K
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Global Studies

For politics and international studies, sociology and communication and media studies in Australia. 1

World standard in research

Ranked well above the world standard, the highest possible ranking for research in cultural studies. 2

Five-star rating

For median graduate starting salary for languages and humanities and social sciences. 3

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Overview

Terrorism, political violence, international crime, cyber-crime and climate change all pose threats to our individual and collective security. Organisations and agencies across the world need specialised skills and knowledge to help understand and assess these risks and potential security threats.  

In this course you’ll learn new ways of thinking to help address today’s biggest global security challenges. You’ll learn how to analyse and communicate complex information as you explore different security approaches, policies and priorities across the world.

This course can be combined with criminology, global politics and policy or international aid and development courses to broaden your skills, knowledge and career prospects even further.

3 reasons to study Global Security at Murdoch

  • Build your professional skills and knowledge to meet the world’s increasing demand for global security expertise.
  • Get mentored by our global security academics as they share their experience and perspectives on a range of domestic and global issues.
  • Build your communication and interpersonal skills to help you communicate complex information and give you a competitive edge in your career.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to apply different approaches to identify and address challenges faced by organisations, agencies and communities around the world.
  • Explore international politics, political violence, and different strategies and policies to enhance global security.
  • Learn about the global security challenges specific to Australia, US, Middle East, South and South-East Asia.
  • Develop the skills you need to successfully lead a team, work as part of a team and work on your own.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the ethics of global security and how this applies in a range of professional and community settings.

Your future career

When you graduate with a Bachelor of Global Security, you’ll be ready for a career in a number of industries including security and cybersecurity, intelligence, law enforcement, foreign affairs and aid, the court and legal system, non-governmental organisations (knowns as NGOs) and more.

Your career options could include roles as a:

  • Security Analyst
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Strategic Risk Analyst
  • Border Security Officer
  • State and Federal Law Enforcement Officer
  • Policy analyst in International Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs
  • Aid and Development Officer

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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