Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Pete Lentini


Previously coded PLM5020A


Students enrolled in this unit will have the opportunity to conduct independent, original, in-depth research into a terrorism-related topic of their choice under staff supervision. The unit is intended to develop students' overall research, analytical, conceptual, research and critical problem solving skills. Students will prepare and submit an original 18,000 word research dissertation.


Upon completing this subject students will be able to:

  1. Conduct original research independently.
  2. Critically analyse information and exhibit developed and problem solving skills.
  3. Undertake sophisticated and critical analysis of conceptual and empirical issues pertaining to terrorism and security studies.
  4. Demonstrate sophisticated written communication skills.


Written work comprised of an 18,000 word research dissertation: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Pete Lentini


Students must have completed 48 points of the Master of Counter- Terrorism Studies at 4th level and have achieved a high distinction average, have developed a detailed research proposal, and secured the approval of both a supervisor and the course coordinator to be admitted into this unit.