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Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

About This Masters Degree

Course Description

Covers a wide range of policing, intelligence, counter terrorism and cyber security issues in international and national contexts, including intelligence analysis techniques, mapping terrorist networks and addressing cybercrime. Historical and contemporary dilemmas that may influence intelligence gathering and analysis, policy development and implementation are considered.

You will study the latest developments and analyse the challenges, threats and opportunities confronting the Indo-Pacific region and the globe. The impact of media and modern communications technology on policing, terrorism, intelligence gathering and security is also examined.

You will learn how to think critically about these issues, and develop and implement strategies and tactics related to strategic policing and counter terrorism, drawing on recent case studies.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-policing%2c-intelligence-and-counter-terrorism

[[Key benefits]]
- Gives you access to experts from around the world with practical experience in all levels of security
- Opportunity to undertake study in the workplace (external study mode), supervised and coordinated through web-based activities
- You may be able to complete an industry-focused internship depending on your academic performance
- This degree can be combined with the Master of International Security Studies

[[Suitable for]]
Whether you’re working in policing, intelligence, military and security; are interested in these areas and hold an undergraduate degree; or have a Postgraduate Diploma in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism – the Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism will give you up-to-date skills and techniques from world experts.

[[Recognition of prior learning]]
Course Duration
- 1.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant area at a senior level;*
Bachelor degree in any discipline and Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline.

- 1 year program
Work experience in a relevant field at senior level;*
Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters (coursework) or Higher Degree Research in a relevant discipline.

- Relevant disciplines
Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Health, Banking, Finance and Related Fields, Society and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Accounting, Business and Management, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Organisation Management, Industrial Relations, International Business, Pubic and Health Care Administration.

- Relevant areas
*Police Force, Defence Force, Public Service.
Level of seniority: Police - Senior Sergeant equivalent or above; Defence - Major, equivalent or above; Public Service APS 5 equivalent or above.
Knowledge must be equivalent to a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level, to be deemed by the Department on a case by case basis of assessment.

[[English language requirements]]
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

- Career Opportunities
Our graduates gain the skills to conduct rigorous analysis, the ability to develop sound policies, and an understanding of local and sectional aspirations and ideologies which impact particular issues, countries and communities. Roles include:
- advisers and analysts for private security organisations
- advisers and analysts to international organisations
- government adviser or consultant
- intelligence analyst, researchers and commentators for media outlets
- law enforcement
- strategists, researchers for intelligence and security agencies

Our graduates find employment with state and federal police services, cyber security agencies, military forces, and security industry related companies - particularly private and public sector organisations who deal with analysis of risk and intelligence such as ASIO, ASIS, ATO and DIO.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-policing%2c-intelligence-and-counter-terrorism

Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in relevant field; or Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with relevant and significant work experience related to the field of security; GPA of 2.00 (out of 4.00)

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