18 months
20800 AUD/year
16800 AUD/year
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The Terrorism and Security Studies program from Charles Sturt University will develop your comprehensive knowledge and understanding of terrorism and its complex social, political, domestic and international contexts alongside other contemporary security related issues.

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Course highlights

  • Study at your own place and pace

This Terrorism and Security Studies program from Charles Sturt University   is delivered online, and can be completed with a part-time study load over three years. This gives you the flexibility to fit study around your existing work, family or other commitments.

  • Refine your cutting-edge skills

Develop your research and analysis techniques and capability across cyberterrorism, terrorist financing and illicit networks. Build advanced skills in applying research and investigative initiatives to strategic planning and management. The Master of Terrorism and Security Studies will position you to make high level, independent assessments and provide sophisticated, empirically based analysis of current and emergent terrorism threats.

  • Align your knowledge with current practice

Designed and delivered in collaboration with industry leaders, this course ensures you'll be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate various counterterrorism activities and policies across your areas of responsibility. Refine your skills and knowledge towards the revision, analysis, consolidation and synthesis of knowledge and understanding of terrorism and counterterrorism, and identify and provide appropriate responses to complex terrorism-related threats and counterterrorism challenges. Apply your learning to add value to your professional environment in real time.

  • Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Established in 1993, Charles Sturt'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. As a graduate of this course you'll secure an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification through a world-class program and join an international network of security, counterterrorism and law enforcement graduates.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from the Master of Terrorism and Security Studies, you'll have the potential to explore any number of career opportunities across government and private arenas. For instance, you could contribute to military intelligence, or work to support law enforcement, civil and community organisations. You could also work with multidisciplinary specialist teams to identify and respond to national and international security risks. And you could work with partner agencies to ensure responses meet requirements, to deliver information in response to operational activities and to secure appropriate support where required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The History of Terrorism
  • Contemporary Terrorism 
  • Radicalization 
  • Counter-Terrorism 
  • Terrorist Financing
  • Terrorism Propaganda and Communications
  • Illicit Network Analysis


Study online with Charles Sturt University when it suits you, from anywhere in the world, and get qualified to make your next career move.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits



  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS provider 00005F

  • For admission at postgraduate level, you will be required to hold a recognised bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree or qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20800 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    16800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16800 AUD per year during 18 months.

Canada or UK Student: $16,800


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