Master of International Security (MIntSec)

Program Code

MINSE

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This Masters program provides students with a progressively advanced knowledge of core trends, issues and analyses of contemporary international security. Students will acquire advanced theoretical insights to global political actors and systems and develop advanced analyses of current international security challenges. They will also design and undertake an advanced research project independently engaging with the theories, ideas and debates in contemporary international security.

The Master of International Security is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a full-time standard duration of 2 years. Students may be eligible to complete the program in a full-time standard duration of 1.5 years on the basis of prior learning.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Synthesise advanced theoretical insights into global political actors and system, and apply these to current international security challenges.
2. Critically reflect on and apply theoretical frameworks to analyse contemporary trends in international security.
3. Demonstrate capacity to understand, analyse and communicate complex theories, ideas and debates in contemporary international security.
4. Design and undertake advanced research projects independently and with others.
5. Demonstrate intercultural sensitivity and adherence to high ethical standards of professional and research practice.
Conditions

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.
 
Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of International Security

There shall be a Master of International Security.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of International Security students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units:
1.  Core courses to the value of 18 units
2.  Research courses to the value of 18 units
3.  Elective courses to the value of 12 units.

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 18 units.

Core Courses

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLIS 7026 International Security 6

and

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLIS 7113 Terrorism and Global Politics 6
POLIS 7114 The Ethics of War and Peace 6
POLIS 7115 Decolonising Security 6

Research

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLIS 7027 International Security Final Project 12

and

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
GEOG 7001 Research Design and Methods 6
EDUC 7011 Introduction to Quantitative Methods 3
EDUC 7020 Qualitative Approaches to Research 3
EDUC 7054 Research Design 3
EDUC 7054OL Research Design 3
EDUC 7055 Research Communication 3
EDUC 7055OL Research Communication 3

Electives

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
GEOG 7005 Community Engagement 6
GEOG 7014 Sustainable Cities: Planning for Climate Change 6
LAW 7073 Counter Terrorism and National Security Law 3
LAW 7120 Human Rights: International Perspectives (PG) 3
LAW 7129 International Humanitarian Law 3
LAW 7165 Cyber Security and Cyber Conflict Law 3
LAW 7172 Strategic Space Law 3
LAW 7177 Introduction to Australian Law 3
LAW 7192 Government, Law and Policy 3
MDIA 7004 Social Media Management 6
MDIA 7005 Media Relations 6
MDIA 7006 Risk and Crisis Communication 6
POLICY 7001 Fundamentals of Public Policy 3
POLICY 7002 Ethics and Politics in Policy 3
POLIS 7114 The Ethics of War and Peace 6
POLIS 7115 Decolonising Security 6
PROJMGNT 7024 Complex Project Management 3
PROJMGNT 7038 Project Leadership and Communication 3
TRADE 5000 International Trade: Negotiations & Agreements 3
TRADE 5001 International Trade: Strategies & Opportunities 3
TRADE 7004 Principles of International Trade and Development 3

or

Courses to the value of up to 12 units may be taken from the following:

Other postgraduate coursework courses offered by the University that are available to the student, with the approval of the Program Director.