This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
|Total credit points required||72|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1.5 years FT, 3 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3758|
The September 11 attacks, Bali bombings and home-grown operations in London and those thwarted in Australia have increased the importance of understanding terrorism and political violence. The Master of Counter-Terrorism Studies offers a rigorous course of study that evaluates these multifaceted phenomena. The course provides an understanding of what terrorism is and how it is constructed and reproduced. It also addresses the diverse and multifaceted actors involved in enacting and preventing terrorism and other security concerns. The range of studies includes units on terrorisms (state, religious, revolutionary and right wing); the political, theological and intellectual bases of terrorism; political violence and political movements; and country and regional studies. Theoretical and empirical units that examine the international processes and events that fuel and discourage terrorism provide further context for students. The course is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate study in these areas and professionals working in law enforcement, public service, defence and diplomacy.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to demonstrate:
This course consists of three core units and one elective at level four (48 points) and 24 points at level five.
Students must complete:
Students must complete one of the following options:
Note: Students can replace one level-five elective with 12-points of units from anywhere in the university, if closely related to counter-terrorism studies and approved by the course coordinator.
* Entry into the research project will be reserved for students who have achieved a distinction average in all their coursework units.
** Entry into the research dissertation will be reserved for students who have achieved a high distinction average in all their coursework.
Students may apply to exit after successful completion of:
Master of Counter-Terrorism Studies