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Undergraduate | MUR-POL202 | 2024

Policing and the Politics of Counterterrorism

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Policing and the Politics of Counterterrorism

About this subject

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

    1. analyse different and competing understandings of policing
    2. explain and analyse the broader political and social context in which policing regimes, institutions and their agencies operate
    3. assess and critically evaluate different strategies to police terror
    4. effectively communicate complex information, concepts and problems with respect to policing counterterroism through clear and accurate written work and video or oral presentations
    5. demonstrate well developed interpersonal skills and ethical practice in collaborative work.

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-POL335 (Not currently available)


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

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 courses

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