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Undergraduate | MAQ-PICX3015 | 2024

Security Policy Analysis: Current and Emerging Issues

Course information for 2024 intake

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

Start dates

  • 22 July 2024
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Security Policy Analysis: Current and Emerging Issues

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Understand current security challenges within their broader historical, cultural, political and geographic contexts.
    2. Explain the motivations and objectives of both sides within a conflict and be able to identify their strategic options
    3. Critically evaluate the quality of news reporting on current security-related issues.
    4. Critically analyse the strategic and policy options current available to the Australian government and the international community towards current security issues and challenges
    5. Demonstrate the ability to weigh and evaluate policy options

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Pre-requisite 50cp at 2000 level or above

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Security Studies

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