• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Major code GSEC-MAJ

The Global Security major provides students with an in-depth education on the wide array of security challenges that face the global community in the contemporary era. It allows students to examine these issues at both the global and national levels. The courses are intended for students interested in careers related to security affairs and international relations, while also providing a firm foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in strategic studies, security studies, and international relations.

Learning Outcomes

  1.      Understand and evaluate historical and current events and developments that have shaped security on the international level,
  2.      Identify and critique key concepts, ideas, and principal actors in global security,
  3.      Analyse developments in security in their regional and global context,
  4.      Understand the processes and disciplinary approaches through which current knowledge about global security has developed.


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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:


24 units from the completion of the following course(s):


STST1001 - Introduction to International Security Studies (6 units)

STST3002 - Australia's Security in the Asian Century (6 units)

POLS2132 - Current Issues in International Security (6 units)

STST1003 - Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security (6 units)


6 - 18 units from the completion of the following:


MEAS2001 - New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security (6 units)

ASIA2060 - Southeast Asian Security (6 units)

STST2001 - International Security issues in the Asia Pacific (6 units)

INTR2012 - Chinese Foreign and Security Policy (6 units)

INTR2016 - US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia (6 units)

INTR2014 - Indian Foreign and Security Policy (6 units)

INTR2018 - Japanese Foreign and Security Policy (6 units)

STST3004 - Advanced Study in Asia-Pacific Security (6 units)

STST3003 - Honeypots and Overcoats: Australian Intelligence in the World (6 units)

STST2003 - Australia and Security in the Pacific Islands (6 units)

INTR2024 - Nuclear Politics in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities (6 units)

INTR2020 - (In)Stability on the Korean Peninsula (6 units)

ASIA2093 - Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

ASIA2111 - Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy (6 units)


6 - 18 units from the completion of the following:


POLS3001 - Foreign Policy Analysis (6 units)

HIST2136 - World at War, 1939-1945 (6 units)

HIST2214 - The Great War, 1914-1918 (6 units)

HIST2141 - The Cold War: 1945-1989 (6 units)

POLS2123 - Peace and Conflict Studies (6 units)

POLS3033 - Environment, Human Security and Conflict (6 units)

POLS3036 - International Terrorism (6 units)

POLS2136 - Power and influence in world politics (6 units)

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
STST1001 Introduction to International Security Studies 6
STST1003 Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security 6
POLS2132 Current Issues in International Security 6
STST3002 Australia's Security in the Asian Century 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ASIA2060 Southeast Asian Security 6
ASIA2093 Natural Resource Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific 6
INTR2012 Chinese Foreign and Security Policy 6
  INTR 2014: Indian Foreign&Security Policy
INTR2016 US Foreign and Security Policy in Asia 6
INTR2018 Japanese Foreign and Security Policy 6
  INTR 2020: (In)Stability Korean Peninsula
INTR2024 The Politics of Nuclear Weapons 6
ASIA2111 Indonesian Foreign and Security Policy 6
MEAS2001 New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security 6
STST2001 Security Concepts in the Asia-Pacific 6
STST2003 Australia and Security in the Pacific Islands 6
STST3003 Honeypots and Overcoats: Australian Intelligence in the World 6
  STST 3004: Asia-Pacific Security

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945 6
HIST2141 The Cold War: 1945-1989 6
HIST2214 The Great War. The Conflict that Changed the World. 6
  POLS 2123: Peace and Conflict Studies
  POLS 2136: Power in world politics
  POLS 3033: Environment and Security
POLS3036 International Terrorism 6
POLS3001 Foreign Policy Analysis 6
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