• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Michael Finch
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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Strategic Studies Experience offer a small group of outstanding graduate level students the opportunity to acquire practical experience working within a strategic and/ or defence policy related environment. This practical experience is designed to complement studies undertaken as part of the coursework component of the Master of Strategic Studies program offered by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.


Opportunities are usually attached to a relevant government department, think tank, media outlet, non-governmental organisation or tertiary institution and can be undertaken within Australia or, in rare instances, internationally subject to the student being able to bear the financial costs and to meet the visa requirements associated with the country concerned.


The normal expectation is that students will be placed with an organisation for a period of up to three months. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Apply knowledge gained from SDSC Masters courses in a relevant intellectual or policy environment
  2. Develop an in-depth understanding regarding the rationale for and operating modalities of the host organisation
  3. Clarify professional and career interests in the context of present and future employment in the strategic and/or defence policy environment
  4. Develop relationships with scholars or policy experts in the field of Strategic Studies and/or policy makers in the strategic and/or defence environment.

Indicative Assessment

  1. A report would be required at the end of the intern placement (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Workloads will vary depending on the placement, but up to 5 days per week for 12 weeks with the host organisation.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course. You must have successfully completed STST8010, Strategic Studies Concepts and Methods before applying for this course.

You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None specified

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:
1
Unit value:
0 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.

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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
International Institute for Strategic Studies
4126 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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