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PLM5020 - Terrorism and Security Studies Research Dissertation

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Pete Lentini


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


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 18,000 word research dissertation: 100%

Contact hours

Fortnightly supervisory meetings


Students must have completed 48 points of the Master of Terrorism and Security Studies with at least a Credit Average result.