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Exploring global issues of security, conflict and terrorism

Examine how terrorism affects public policy and security

Security is an increasing focus, not just for governments and states, but for corporations and individuals. As a result, there is significant growth in the private security sector.

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Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism is a free taster course, delivered in partnership with FutureLearn. The course will appeal to anyone wishing to understand the complexity of the challenges and threats posed by conflict and terrorism. Learners will develop an understanding of the important contemporary issues of security and terrorism, and explore responses to these threats. The taster course will address key questions about security and what it means to be secure by exploring threats such as conflict, war, and terrorism. Today, terrorism poses a particular form of unconventional threat and the course will look at the way liberal democracies should respond to this threat.

Our free taster module, Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism is a great way to get a sense of what it is like to pursue an online degree in security, terrorism and counter-terrorism studies. If you're interested in taking your studies to the next level, you can complete a Bachelor of Global Security (Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies) through our online learning partner Open Universities Australia (OUA).

Studying the course online

Studying through FutureLearn is a powerful way to learn online. Storytelling, discussion, peer support and visible learning make it a rewarding and unique experience. Find out more.

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Enjoy the free introductory module before committing to the full online degree program.

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Access course content on mobile, tablet or desktop, wherever you have internet connection.

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Access high-quality videos, interact with peers and receive support from world-class academics.

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