Master of Strategy and Security (8572)
The Master of 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.
Dr Debbie Lackerstein
Ph: (02) 6268 8867
Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes
- Advanced disciplinary knowledge: Graduates will have acquired an advanced knowledge of strategy and security and an ability to apply this in a range of international contexts and environments.
- Research-based learning: Graduates will have developed an understanding of how new knowledge is produced and deeper knowledge acquired in and for strategy and security.
- Cognitive skills and critical thinking: Graduates will have developed advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills applicable to a range of strategy practices and security environments.
- Communication and adaptive skills: Graduates will be able to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences, undertake both independent and collaborative enquiry, apply technical skills and be adaptive learners and practitioners.
- Global outlook: Graduates will gain an awareness of local and global dimensions of strategy and security.
Students must select a minimum of 4 courses (24 UOC):
|Core Courses||Semester 1 - 2020||Semester 2 - 2020|
|Global Security||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Asia-Pacific Security: The Dynamics of Change||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Australian Defence Policy: Concepts and Challenges||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Contemporary Strategy||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Power and Australian Government Policy||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|The Politics of International Law||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
Students must select a maximum of 4 courses (24 UOC) of elective or additional core courses:
|Elective Courses||Semester 1 - 2020||Semester 2 - 2020|
|American Empire||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Strategic Communication||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Modern Naval History and Strategy||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Genocide: Perception and Intervention||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|The Development of the Art of War: A Survey||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Civil Wars: Societies in Conflict||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Global Governance in an Age of Globalisation||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Air Power in the 21st Century: Strategic Issues||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|China's Security Policy and Military Modernisation||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Global Justice and World Politics||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|The Justice of War: States, Self-Defence and Force||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Reforming Repressive Regimes||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Cyber-Security and World Politics||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Conflict Transformation||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Weapons of Mass Destruction and Global Security||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Culture and Conflict||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Cyber Policy in China||Distance Mode||Not Offered|
|Special Operations: Theory and Strategic Utility||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|GRIM Threats||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Ethics in Special Operations and Irregular Warfare||Not Offered||Not Offered|
|Cyberspace, National Security and Law||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Military Game Changers in 21st Century Warfare||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Space Conflict and Competition||Not Offered||Distance Mode|
|Applications in Geographic Information Analysis||Not Offered||Not Offered|
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.
ZHSS8400 - Research Project - International and Political Study (Single Session) (12 UOC)
ZHSS8401 - Research Project - International and Political Study (Full Year) (6 UOC x 2 semesters)