• Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject National Security Policy
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jennifer Hunt
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2017 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
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
3640 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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