• Code NSPO8031
  • Unit Value 12 to 24 units
  • Offered by ANU National Security College
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject National Security Policy
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies, Security Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Sue Thompson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
    See Future Offerings

NSPO8031 Thesis is a 24-unit course available in the Master of National Security Policy program. In relation to relevant thesis topics, the notion of national security (together with any policies related to it) is understood in broad terms and students are therefore welcome to investigate traditional and/or non-traditional security issues. The completion of this thesis will demonstrate an advanced aptitude for conducting innovative research and producing high quality writing with minimal supervision. This program is also equally suitable for students who may be interested in continuing with further research work or as a PhD candidate.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Pose a significant research question relating National Security Policy;
  2. Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to National Security Policy, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. Communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium

Indicative Assessment

  1. Presentation (0) [LO 2,3]
  2. Thesis (100) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

Students enrolling in a 12 unit load over 2 semesters will expected to complete 260 hours per semester.

Students enrolling in a 24 unit load over 1 semester will be expected to complete 520 hours.

The standard workload for a 6 unit course at the university is 130 hours over the duration of a semester.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, students must - have successfully completed 48 units of ANU courses in the Master of National Security Policy; - have maintained an average of 70% in their courses in the program; and - provide written consent from a supervisor to commence in a specific semester. You will need to contact the Crawford School of Public Policy to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

You will need to contact the ANU National Security College to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None

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:
12 to 24 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
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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
2935 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In-Person and Online N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5936 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In-Person and Online N/A

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