Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies

The Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies (MCTS) looks at both the causes of terrorism and conflict, and ways to resolve them.

Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies

This postgraduate programme analyses the causes, dynamics and consequences of conflict and terrorism, and explores practical approaches to their prevention and resolution.
 

Study options

  120-point 180-point Part-time available
Taught
Research N/A

Career opportunities

The Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies is designed to advance your knowledge and skills in the study of conflict and terrorism at both the inter- and intra-state level. You will become practised in engaging in high-level analysis and critique of these, as well as becoming familiar with planning and managing a research project. You can develop your potential for roles in government and security, international organisations, policy making, peace-keeping, and post-conflict government and development.
 

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted to this programme, you need to have:

  • either completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative, in a relevant subject with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher

or

  • completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree, or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative, in a relevant subject with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 in 45 points above Stage II.

Admission to this programme requires Academic Head or nominee approval.
 

Duration

Taught:

120-point: 2 semesters full-time or up to 8 semesters part-time.

180-point: 3 semesters full-time or up to 12 semesters part-time.

Research:

120-point: 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time.
 

What you can study

Check out the courses you can take in Conflict and Terrorism Studies.

Required course of study

  • Two core courses: POLITICS 700 and POLITICS 703
  • Elective courses and/or a research component

To see the courses you may take and how to structure your study, refer to the Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies Schedule.

University regulations for the Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies

University general regulations for masters degrees
 

For more information

This programme is coordinated by Politics and International Relations. For more information contact the programme coordinator.

Dr Chris Wilson
Politics and International Relations
 

How to apply

See our information for future postgraduates on how to apply.