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Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism)

Course Description

Subject
Arts, Security
Level
Undergraduate Degree

Course Overview

This Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism course was the first of its kind in Australia and is designed to provide you with an understanding of global security and terrorism concerns.

The Security, Terrorism and Counter-terrorism course seeks to assess historical and contemporary issues of security and terrorism and questions the understanding and responses to these occurrences.

Putting this in a contemporary setting allows us the opportunity and skills to question security and terrorism in today’s world so that we can seek to address these issues and learn how to solve these complex questions.

Job Outcomes

You may choose to pursue employment in a range of Government agencies, such as:

  • Australian Federal Police
  • ASIO and ASIS
  • AUSAid
  • Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Defence
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • the Attorney-General’s Office

What you'll learn

KNOWLEDGE

Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts majoring in Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism  Studies demonstrate a broad, critical and coherent understanding of:

  • the nature of security, terrorism and counterterrorism both theoretically and empirically;
  • the theoretical perspectives, basic conceptsand methods of enquiry of security studies and international relations;
  • the language of security studies and international relations, including the ability to use standard terminology appropriately;
  • the key security issues in the Asia Pacific region; comparative regional perspectives; and the foreign policy orientation of significant actors including the US, China and Australia.

SKILLS

Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts majoring in Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism  Studies are effective communicators who demonstrate:

  • the ability to think reflectively and critically about a range of issues in security studies, and  terrorism and counterterrorism studies;
  • the ability to present a clear and coherent exposition of evidence, analysis, evaluation, ideas and argument both in writing and orally, individually and/or in collaborative contexts.
  • The capacity for oral communication appropriate to a range of audiences.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts majoring in Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism  Studies gather, synthesise and critically evaluate ideas and information from a range of sources demonstrating:

  • analytical, critical, creative and conceptual thinking
  • the capacity to understand and apply methods for research and practice appropriate to a range of contemporary domestic and international political issues and conflicts.

APPLICATION

Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts majoring in Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism  Studies demonstrate confidence and competence in applying knowledge and skills to practice through:

  • a capacity for self-directed independent enquiry
  • critical self-reflection
  • creative problem solving
  • a global perspective incorporating an appreciation of cultural and disciplinary differences.

Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts majoring in Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism  Studies have well developed interpersonal and collaborative skills including the demonstrated capacity to:

  • give and receive critical feedback
  • work effectively within team environments
  • respect the thoughts and opinions of others.

Graduates of the Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts majoring in Security Terrorism and Counterterrorism  Studies demonstrate ethical thinking and practice through social and creative enquiry which recognises diversity and the rights and perspectives of others.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • 4 OUA Undergraduate units at pass level OR equivalent

OR

ONE of the following:

1. School Leavers (ATAR/OP)

To apply to Murdoch University after Year 12, you must achieve English competency and have achieved your WA Certificate of Education (WACE) or its interstate equivalent along with the ATAR (or OP) relevant for your chosen course. An ATAR of 70.00 or higher (or a Queensland Overall Position of 14 or less) is required for admission to a Commonwealth Support Place in this course.

OR

2. Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

OR

3. Transferring from another course or university

OR

4. Vocational Education and Training (VET) – (Certificate IV or higher)

Please note: You can still enrol and pay for your units via FEE-HELP or an upfront payment if you are not eligible for CSP.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be eligible for credit for previous studies.

When applying for credit, students will need to provide documentation, including original transcripts of academic records or certified copies, unit outlines and an explanation of the grading system.

This must be sent to the Open Universities Support Office at Murdoch University. Please note that credit cannot be gained for subjects completed more than 10 years ago.

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