Strategy and Security - ZHSSSS8175

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Stream Summary

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Humanities and Social Sciences @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Contact: UNSW Canberra, Student Administrative Services

Program: 8175 - Arts


Master of Arts (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

The Master of Arts in Strategy and Security is designed for postgraduate scholars, and foreign affairs, security and defence professionals who wish to gain a deeper and more advanced understanding of the factors shaping the global and Asia-Pacific security and strategic environments, and the complex policy challenges presented by the new security agenda. These include: managing international relations, non-state actors, regional and international security regimes, strategic planning, diplomacy and intelligence, traditional and human security, contemporary and historical conflicts, and the role of armed forces.

Stream Structure

Students undertaking the Masters of Arts in Strategy and Security are required to take 8 courses (48 UOC) in any combination from course options as set out below.

The key topics will normally be offered annually or at least every two years; the further options will be offered on an opportunity basis.

Key Topics

Further Options:

Defence and Strategic Policy

Global and Regional Security

International Dynamics

Cultural Dynamics

Research Projects

Additional Study and Elective Courses
Additional special study and elective courses may be offered on an opportunity basis.

Students may, with the approval of the Postgraduate Coordinator, take up to two courses (12 UOC) from other courses offered in the Arts, Business or related coursework programs.

Research Project
The option of undertaking a research project is available to Masters students who attain a high credit average or better in courses worth 24 UOC and is subject to the approval of the Head of School. The research project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher level research qualification. This project may be undertaken in a single session or as a full year course.

Students undertaking the Research Project will not have the option to undertake other courses offered in the Arts, Business or related coursework programs.
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