Terrorism is becoming exceedingly complex. Changes to society and technology have increased our vulnerability to terrorist attacks, and have given unprecedented power to terrorists. To defend themselves, governments and businesses need analysts who have the knowledge, skills and creativity to understand the dynamic and complex systems that terrorists are leveraging. Specialists in counter terrorism are, therefore, in demand by the Australian Government, as well as by the private sector. This practice-oriented course will prepare you to analyse real-world counter terrorism challenges. You'll learn about the theory and practice of counter terrorism studies; the emerging domestic, regional and international challenges related to terrorism and their implications for counter terrorism approaches and policies; and the evolution of Australia's counter terrorism strategies and policies. It will also equip you with a practical skill set. KEY FEATURES You'll have access to experts from around the world with practical experience at all levels of security. You'll study the latest developments and analyse the terrorism challenges, threats and opportunities confronting Australia, Indo-Pacific region and the globe. Simulated learning which reproduces the multidisciplinary expert panels that are frequently employed by government and industry in response to terrorism issues will enable you to develop your technical skills. You'll benefit from the strong relationships that the Department of Security Studies and Criminology has with Australian Government agencies working in this field. This course is unique in New South Wales in that it is theoretically grounded, but also highly practical due to close interaction with our partners. Electives will allow you to focus on other aspects of counter terrorism, including intelligence, security and strategic studies, cyber security and criminology.
|Institution Name||Macquarie University|
|Campus Location||North Ryde|
|Course Duration||1.5 years|
|Course University||Macquarie University|
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