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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Pete Lentini


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.

  1. Critically analyse information and exhibit developed and problem solving skills.

  1. Undertake sophisticated and critical analysis of conceptual and empirical issues pertaining to terrorism and security studies.

  1. Demonstrate sophisticated written communication skills.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Pete Lentini

Contact hours

Fortnightly supervisory meetings


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.