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Undergraduate | MUR-POL192 | 2023

Perspectives on Security and Terrorism

Launch into an investigation of security, terrorism and counterterrorism. Work to understand the relationships terrorism has with religion, democracy and the media. Place your studies in the context of Australia's approach to terrorist threats.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 28 Aug 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will:

    1. develop a critical understanding of and ability to discuss the nature of security, terrorism and counter-terrorism
    2. develop an understanding of, and the ability to discuss the theoretical frameworks that best explain security and terrorism and to what extent these frameworks can explain Australia's approach to transnational terrorism
    3. understand the history of terrorism and identify any discernible patterns in counter-terrorism strategies
    4. identify the central issues confronting security agencies and decision-makers in the face of terrorism and what options are available.
    5. read widely and analyse other people’s works
    6. communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.

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:

  • MUR-PTR100 (Not currently available)


It is recommended that students complete a foundation subject before starting this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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.

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What to study next?

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

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