Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

Bachelor of Global Security in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

Every day, media outlets feature stories of terrorism and political violence around the world. These issues represent today’s biggest global security challenges.

In this course you’ll explore the meaning, development and complex causes of terrorism and political violence. Examine the different ways governments, states and organisations have responded to the threat of terrorism and discover how effective these approaches have been.

You’ll gain the kind of skills, knowledge and insights that organisations across the world are looking for when assessing risk and potential threats to security.

What you'll learn

  • Analyse and critically evaluate different and competing approaches to global security.
  • Critically evaluate different strategies to enhance or enable global security.
  • Explain and analyse the broader political and social contexts in which security policies, institutions and agencies operate.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a range of policy and political options to foster domestic and global security.
  • Clearly and accurately communicate complex information, concepts and problems with respect to global security.
  • Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills and ethical practice in collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds.


Find out more

This Murdoch University course is offered online through our partner, Open Universities Australia (OUA). For more information about the course and admissions, please visit the OUA website.