• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Security Studies
  • Specialisation code SEST-HSPC

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

  1. Pose a significant research question relating to Security Studies; 
  2. Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to (discipline area), 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.   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

36 units from THES4501 Thesis

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