Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Online Course

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Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

What is the course about?

Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The course Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism is an online class provided by Murdoch University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Find out what security is and what it means to be secure, by exploring the threat of conflict, war and terrorism.

Course description
  • Understand the global challenges posed by conflict and terrorism
  • 4 weeks
  • Security has become an important focus in recent years, not just for governments and corporations, but for individuals.
  • On this course, you’ll get an introduction to the global issues of security, conflict and terrorism. You’ll discover how to define security, what it means to be secure, and how security threats are dealt with.
  • You’ll learn about the instruments of security, such as weapons and technology, and identify themes in national and international security.
  • You’ll explore the causes of terrorism and counter-terrorism, and the role of international organisations and world peace.
  • This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 30 June, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.
  • Concept of security
  • Terminology used in security studies
  • Threats to security
  • How conflict has changed
  • Drivers of conflict
  • Conflict and global politics
  • Characteristics of political violence
  • Characteristics of terrorism
  • Responses to terrorism
  • Theories of radicalisation
  • This course is aimed at anyone interested in security and terrorism issues, but may be of particular interest to students looking to study security, terrorism and counter-terrorism at university.
  • Murdoch University
  • Murdoch University is a public university in Perth, Western Australia.

Prerequisites & Facts

Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Course Topic

Crime and Criminology, Law, Politics & Society

University, College, Institution

Murdoch University

Course Skill Level

Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Murdoch University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Murdoch University
Topic: Crime and Criminology, Law, Politics & Society