• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code SEST-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Security Studies Honours specialisation provides specialist training in the international, internal, and transnational security challenges currently facing the Asia-Pacific region. As an Honours student, you will have access to the wealth of expertise in security studies across the university and to the great holding of the University and National libraries. You will have expert supervisory guidance and research training that will position you well for future employment or additional postgraduate study. The Security Studies Honours specialisation will provide you with in-depth contextual knowledge, research skills, and the opportunity to build on your previous knowledge in a rigorous way.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. pose a significant research question relating to the study of security;
2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to the discipline, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
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Admission Requirements

1.    a major or equivalent in Global Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, War Studies or International Relations.
2.    with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis
3.    written approval of the CAP ADSE for the research project.  



This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

12 units from STST4001 Fundamentals of Research Design in Security Studies

12 units from the following list of courses:

ANTH4011 History of Anthropological Theory Extended (12 units)
HIST4011 Seminar in Advanced Historiography (12 units)
HIST4013 Seminar in Historical Writing and Presentation (12 units)
SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar (12 units)
SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar (12 units)
POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods (12 units)

24 units from THES4103 Thesis, THES4501 Thesis or THES4502 Thesis


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