Bachelor of Social Science (Security and Counter Terrorism)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: Self-paced, max 9 years
Start date: Enquire for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Swinburne Online

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About this course

The Bachelor of Social Science (Security and Counter Terrorism) program offered by Swinburne Online through SEEK Learning explores terrorism from a range of perspectives to give you a broad and thorough understanding of the causes and effects of global terrorism.

You will gain a broad education in human rights and ethical issues, global responses to terrorism, foreign policy and security intelligence, and be able to work in a global environment.

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Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum ATAR score of 50 in the last five years

OR

OR

  • Have at least three years of related work experience

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  • Be an Australian or NZ citizen or permanent resident

If you don’t meet the following requirements, you may still be able to gain entry into this course by completing a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) or the core study unit ‘Learning and communicating online’.

Areas of study

In this bachelor course the subjects you will study include:

The following core subjects:

  • Learning and communicating online
  • Psychology 100
  • Foundations of statistics
  • Understanding the modern world
  • Sociological foundations
  • Introduction to media studies
  • Professional communication practice

And eight major subjects:

  • Sources of conflict and its resolution
  • Australian foreign policy
  • International relations and security studies
  • Critical perspectives on terrorism
  • International politics
  • Dictators, democrats and dynasties: comparative politics
  • History, politics and human rights
  • War and peace in a globalised world

Plus nine electives of your choice.

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How will this course advance my career?

Studying this bachelor degree you will gain the skills and training to be able to pursue a range of career opportunities in research, corporate management and international business.

You will be qualified for roles in a variety of government departments, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Defence, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and the Attorney-General’s office.

How else will I benefit from this bachelor degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Social Science (Security and Counter Terrorism) from Swinburne Online through SEEK Learning.
  • Available to study online, on campus or by flexible delivery (blended delivery options).
  • Studying by distance/correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on training.
  • All course materials provided.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.
  • Completing this course could help you get enrolled at some universities.

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Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy or Youth Allowance.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.
As a student of Swinburne Online through SEEK Learning, your studies will be supported by online communication with tutors and other students through discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs. Swinburne Online offers an excellent tutor–student ratio and you will receive regular feedback and guidance from eLearning Advisors.

Swinburne Online’s student liaison officers are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries or concerns you may have about your studies. They can also provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations, academic assessments and any technical issues you may experience.

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