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Bachelor of Global Security (BGS)

  • B1363BACHELOR OF GLOBAL SECURITY

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Title Bachelor of Global Security (BGS)
Course Code B1363
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Global Security (BGS)
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
OUA (Australia) (external) (commencing 2020)
Description The Bachelor of Global Security provides understandings of contemporary challenges to security, including terrorism, political violence, transnational crime, global poverty and climate change, and analyses their political, historical and social context. Graduates will have the skills to respond to such challenges in the short-term, and develop robust solutions. Such skills are highly sought after in many public and private sector organisations - security, law enforcement and defence agencies and consultancies, and organisations concerned with aid, human security, development, and human rights.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements. A minimum ATAR of 70 is required.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements None
Course Learning Outcomes On completion of this Students will be able to:
1. Analyse and critically evaluate different and competing approaches to global security
2. Critically evaluate different strategies to enhance or enable global security
3. Explain and analyse the broader political and social contexts in which security policies, institutions and agencies operate
4. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of policy and political options to foster domestic and global security
5. Clearly and accurately communicate complex information, concepts and problems with respect to global security
6. Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills and ethical practice in collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds
Employment Prospects Security Policymaking, Security Consultancies (public and private), Security Agencies, Law Enforcement, Defence Forces, Foreign Affairs, and Aid and other Non-Governmental Organisations engaged in operations in high-risk areas.
Main research areas Security, Human Security, Security Policy, Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, Foreign Relations, Political Economy, Asian Politics, Middle-Eastern Politics, Public Policy
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 - 72 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external
OUA: OUA2-external, OUA3-external

Core Units - 6 credit points

POL133 Politics, Power and Policy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

POL201 Global Justice, Aid and Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 6 credit points

Select Units from the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies major

Options - 9 credit points

Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major of their own choosing.

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

OR

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

OR

POL301 Public Policy Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

OR

POL340 Public Policy Internship - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

OR

ART307 In-Country Studies Indonesia - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

Core Units - 3 credit points

POL236 US Policies and Global Security - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Major Units - 9 credit points

Select Units from the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies major

Options - 9 credit points

Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major of their own choosing.

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

OR

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

OR

POL301 Public Policy Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

OR

POL340 Public Policy Internship - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

OR

ART307 In-Country Studies Indonesia - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

Core Units - 3 credit points

POL345 International Security Studies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Major Units - 9 credit points

Select Units from the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies major

Options - 9 credit points

Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major of their own choosing, or complete 9 points of General Electives.

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