Postgraduate course

Master of International Affairs and Security

Get ready for a career that could take you anywhere in the world, as you explore the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape societies.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1266

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

093074A
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Overview

Learn from experts in the field as you examine the issues facing today’s leaders in political economy, global trade and resource management. You will explore the impact of international institutions, international security and arms control, international law, human rights, conflict management and regional architecture.

You can choose to study professional-based electives including project management, ethics, and leading and managing non-government organisations.

You can also study policy-based electives to specialise in areas such as energy policy, environmental management, policy and law, or add up to two language units in either Indonesian or Japanese. 

3 reasons to study a Master in International Affairs and Security at Murdoch

  1. Travel to Indonesia as part of the Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program and earn credits towards your Master.
  2. Most of our classes take place after work hours during the week, starting after 4.30pm, or on weekends.
  3. Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and analysing data, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Public policy and international affairs
  • Global governance, security and the economy
  • Security, conflict and violence
  • International law

Your future career

If you’re a recent graduate expanding your knowledge, or a professional exploring a new career direction, this course will give you new professional skills and a competitive edge in your career.

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need for careers in a wide variety of sectors, including government and foreign affairs, security agencies, international organisations, national and international non-government organisations and the private sector. Careers could include:

  • Foreign Policy Consultant
  • Human Rights Advocacy/Officer
  • Campaigns and Advocacy Officer
  • International Programs Officer/Manager
  • Intelligence or Security Analyst or Officer

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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