• Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject National Security Policy
Research Methods in National Security Policy (NSPO8020)

This course aims to develop an understanding of different research approaches and methodologies for students to prepare for their own research projects.  The course will assist students in identifying their own research questions, select and identify research approaches and methods of inquiry, develop arguments and present their results.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Formulate their own research question and chose a research design to examine that question
2. Undertake critical evaluations of methodological issues and problems 
3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of commonly used methodological tools
4. Understand a variety of approaches to research

Indicative Assessment

1. Research proposal 500 20% (LO 1)
2. Short assignment 2,500 50% (LO 2,3)
3. In-class test 3,000 30% (LO 2,3,4)

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1218
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3402
2004 $3816
2005 $3816
2006 $3816
2007 $3816
2008 $3816
2009 $3816
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3942
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3369 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

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