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Counter Terrorism in the Global and Australian Contexts

Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8018 | 2024

Previously MAQ-PICX818

You’ll explore strategic counter terrorism with a focus on radicalisation, countering violent extremism and terrorist narratives. Debate responses, how terrorism ends and the relationship between counter terrorism and human rights. 

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Counter Terrorism in the Global and Australian Contexts

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a high level of critical comprehension regarding the concepts of counter terrorism and countering violent extremism.
    2. Display engagement with the theoretical and practical paradigms that shape counter terrorism through the examination and exploration of contemporary global and Australian specific policies, programs, and initiatives.
    3.  Investigate a substantial body of contemporary counter terrorism and countering violent extremism literature.
    4. demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to present sustained and persuasive arguments cogently and coherently
    5. Model research skills, particularly the ability to select appropriate knowledge and evidence from diverse sources in order to effectively evaluate its significance and relevance; formulate sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments.
    6. demonstrate higher level skills in critical analysis.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PICX818 (Not currently available)


NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT818, PICX818
Admission to MPICT or MCPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or PGCertPICT or GradCertPICT or GradCertCPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or MCTerrorism or MSecStrategicStudMCTerrorism or MIntellMCTerrorism or MCyberSecMCTerrorism or MCTerrorismMCrim or admission to BSecStudMCTerrorism

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Counter Terrorism

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