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Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)

  • M1266MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND SECURITY

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Title Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)
Course Code M1266
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Victoria Mason | Email: V.Mason@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 7518

Qualification Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS) is a multi-disciplinary professional degree that explores the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape our region and world. The degree equips students with the knowledge and skills for careers in a wide variety of sectors including government and foreign affairs, international organisations, national and international NGOs, and the private sector.
MIAS students examine contemporary issues in political economy, resource management, the role of international institutions, international security, international law, human rights, conflict management, and regional architecture, and can choose from a range of electives to suit their professional needs and policy interests, including an opportunity to study Indonesian or Japanese.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Admission to the Masters degree is available to students who have a Bachelor degree in any area.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes MIAS graduates will be able to:
* understand the interdependence of local, national and international challenges in policy, development and international affairs;
* be familiar with key state, national and international institutions and actors in their chosen field of study;
* Be able to apply core theoretical and analytical perspectives and debates in policy, governance and international affairs;
* demonstrate high-level analytic skills to meet the demands of complex contemporary governance and policymaking; and
* display appropriate management and leadership skills appropriate to their chosen field.
Employment Prospects Suitable for students working in or seeking a career in all areas of international affairs, including the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. MIAS students will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise in global public policy, relevant to a broad range of settings such as foreign ministries, security agencies, multinational corporations, regional and international organisations, and international NGOs.
Advanced Standing A student's advanced standing is assessed at the time of application, taking into account level of higher study and/or professional experience.
Up to 12 points (0.5 year) of advanced
standing is available to students with:
* A Bachelor degree with a major in
a cognate discipline to the Masters course
* Or, a Bachelor degree in an unrelated
discipline and a Graduate Certificate or
Diploma in a cognate discipline to the Masters course
* Or, an Honours degree or equivalent in
an unrelated discipline
* Or, a Bachelor degree in an unrelated
discipline and two years of relevant,
documented professional experience
Up to 24 points (1 year) of advanced
standing is available to students with:
* An Honours degree or equivalent in
a cognate discipline to the Masters course
* Or, an Honours degree or equivalent in
an unrelated discipline and at least two
years of relevant documented professional
experience
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

Core Units - 15 to 24 credit points

Theory - 12 credit points

SWM612 Global Governance, Security and Economy - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SWM635 Security, Conflict and Violence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

LLM601 International Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Capstone Experience - 3 to 12 credit points

Select one of the following options:

EITHER

SWM618 Social Science Research Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

and

SWM617 Supervised Research Thesis - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

This 10,000-12,000 word thesis can only be taken with the approval of the Academic Chair.


OR

SWM618 Social Science Research Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

and

SWM6171 Supervised Research Thesis - 9 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

This 12,000 -15,000-word thesis can only be taken with the approval of the Academic Chair.


OR

SWM619 Research Internship - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Alternatively, students can use this unit to participate in In-Country Indonesia Studies during the summer period. This is an ACICIS program. Students interested in this option should consult the ACICIS Secretariat and gain approval from the Academic Chair of International Affairs.

Students undertaking an extended internship of 12 weeks/500 hours for 12 points should enrol in SWM619 Research Internship and

SWM6191 Internship Professional Placement - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal


OR

SWM620 Supervised Case Study Project - 3 points
Not available this year

Specified Electives - 24 to 33 credit points

Select from the lists below.

Professional

SWM532 Financial Administration and Budgeting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

MBS684 Managing Strategic Risk and Projects - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

MBS687 Effective Leadership - 3 points
Not available this year

MBS555 Human Resource Management Perspectives - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SWM621 Ethics and Global Justice - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM519 Strategic Health Leadership and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Policy

SWM613 Public Policy Perspectives - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SWM611 States, Social Forces and Development - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENV616 Environmental Policy for the 21st Century - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-external (quota of 10 places)

SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: WSP3-internal

SWM514 Global Public Health - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SWM515 Public Sector Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM645 Public Sector Economics - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM646 Parliamentary Democracy - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM517 Health Policy and Governance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SWM518 Health Economics and Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal (quota of 150 places), S1-external, S2-internal (quota of 150 places), S2-external

SWM648 Corruption, Anti-corruption and its Discontents - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM647 Cultural and Communications Policy - 3 points
Not available this year

SWM651 Comparative Governance and Public Administration - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

SWM652 Private Sector and Development - 3 points
Not available this year

Language

Students may take up to two language units in either Indonesian or Japanese. Placement in language units is at the discretion of the Academic Chair, following an assessment of the student's language skills. There may be restrictions for students completing the Masters in 24 points. Please refer to the Handbook for available units in Indonesian or Japanese.

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