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Master of Terrorism and Security Studies

Graduate Diploma of Terrorism and Security Studies
Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Security Studies

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CSU's Master of Terrorism and Security Studies will develop in students a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of terrorism and the complex social, political, domestic and international contexts of terrorism and other contemporary security related issues.

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  • Why study this course?

    Students will develop an holistic, critical, and wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of contemporary terrorism threats and possible future terrorist threats. Students will critically assess a variety of counter-terrorism responses, critically consider existing theoretical frameworks and contribute to theory development and innovation, and synthesise these through the production of extensive and sophisticated research based assessments and/or policy recommendations. Students will demonstrate expertise in discovering, critiquing, interpreting, and transmitting focused, specialist knowledge and understanding, while exhibiting autonomous, evidence based, expert judgment, while remaining adaptable and responsible in its application.

    Graduates of a Masters of Terrorism and Security Studies will have:

    • knowledge of terrorism and counter terrorism studies and practice and related security contexts that includes the understanding of recent developments in terrorism and counter terrorism
    • knowledge of research principles and methods applicable terrorism and counter terrorism studies, policy, and practice
    • demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge in relation to terrorism studies, and to reflect critically on theory, professional practice and scholarship
    • high order capabilities in analysis and synthesis of complex terrorism and counter terrorism related  information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply and critique established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice such as law enforcement, intelligence, military or public policy domains
    • capacity to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts related to terrorism and counter terrorism, at an abstract level
    • communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret terrorism and counter terrorism related theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
    • technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about terrorism and counter terrorism related developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Terrorism and Security Studies (32 credit points)
     

    Must have completed:
     

    At least one 16 point subject from:-

    GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 credit points)
    GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
    GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
    GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

    and at least one 8 point subject from:

    GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
    GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
    GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)

    and electives from AGSPS and across CSU


    Graduate Diploma in Terrorism and Security Studies (64 credit points)

    Must have completed:

    At least one 16 point subject from:-

    GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
    GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
    GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
    GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

    And at least two 8 point subjects from:

    GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
    GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
    GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)

    and electives from AGSPS and across CSU

     

    Master of Terrorism and Security Studies (96 credit points)

    Must have completed:

    At least three 16 point subjects from:

    GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
    GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
    GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
    GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

    And at least two 8 point subjects from:

    GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points
    GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
    GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)

    and electives from AGSPS and across CSU

    Electives

    Electives can be chosen from any subjects offered by AGSPS and across CSU, with the approval of the Course Coordinator/Director.                                                                                            

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate (Part-time)

    Session 1

    GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
    or
    GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
    or
    GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

    Session 2

    GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
    or
    GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
    or
    GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)
    and
    8 points of electives if required

    Graduate Diploma (Part-time)

    Session 3

    GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
    or
    GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
    or
    GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
    or
    GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

    Session 4

    GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
    or
    GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
    or
    GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)
    and
    8 points of electives if required

    Master of Arts (Part-time)

    Session 5

    GPM417 The History of Terrorism (16 points)
    or
    GPM418 Contemporary Terrorism (16 points)
    or
    GPM508 Radicalisation (16 points)
    or
    GPM514 Counter Terrorism (16 points)

    Session 6

    GPM510 Terrorism in Cyberspace (8 points)
    or
    GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8 points)
    or
    GPM513 Illicit Network Analysis (8 points)
    and
    8 points of electives if required

  • Admission information

    An undergraduate degree or relevant industry experience.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

     
    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationManlyFPOSYYYCATS
    DirectDistance EducationManlyFPOSYYYJATS
    DirectDistance EducationManlyFPPGYYYOATS
    DirectOn CampusCanberraFPOSYYNIATS
    DirectOn CampusCanberraFPPGYYNGATS
    DirectDistance EducationManlyCGSYNNEATS

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Must complete 96 points at pass level or better.

  • How to apply
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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    CRICOS Code(s)

    089515D (Canberra)

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    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS)

    Established in 1993, CSU’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is a leading provider of postgraduate research and education for professionals in law enforcement, emergency management and security. CSU’s courses offered through AGSPS span a broad range of global issues that include international terrorism, intelligence analysis, transnational crime, fraud and financial crime, corruption, cyber-crime, and natural disaster management. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields and have significant experience and academic expertise. The School continues to grow through close collaboration with law enforcement, regulators, universities, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers in Australia and overseas, with courses attracting students from around the globe. AGSPS also provides education and training programs in Abu Dhabi, China, India (National Police Academy), New Zealand, Indonesia (UNODC), Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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