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Counter Terrorism

Macquarie University

12 months
37200 AUD/year
28800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Counter Terrorism program at Macquarie University will prepare you to analyse real-world counterterrorism challenges.  


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 counterterrorism are, therefore, in demand by the Australian Government, as well as by the private sector. 

As a student in the Counter Terrorism program at Macquarie University, you’ll learn about the theory and practice of counterterrorism studies; the emerging domestic, regional and international challenges related to terrorism and their implications for counterterrorism approaches and policies; and the evolution of Australia’s counterterrorism strategies and policies. It will also equip you with a practical skill set.

Career Opportunities

  • Academic
  • Countering violent extremism expert
  • Detective
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Police officer
  • Researcher
  • Risk analyst
  • Security analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Thought and Research Design 
  • Counter Terrorism in the Global and Australian Contexts 
  • Advanced Terrorism Studies 
  • Choosing Terror: Pathways into Terrorism 
  • International Terrorism 
  • Simulation in Counter Terrorism  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


80 alternative credits
  • 1,5 years - 120
  • 1 year - 80


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or

Meet two of the following three criteria:

  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent
  • Minimum two years relevant approved work experience at senior management level, professional certification or other recognised prior learning
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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