Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to;

  1. Understand the strengths and weaknesses of simulation & role playing as an educational and professional tool.
  2. Understand decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
  3. Apply advanced disciplinary knowledge to complex and evolving real-world situations.
  4. Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences through the relevant sections of the briefing papers.
  • Topics

    • A week-by-week guide to the topics in this subject will be provided in the study materials..

Entry Requirements

  • MAQ-PICX851

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:


Admission to MPICT or PGDipPICT or GradDipPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or PGDipIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or PGCertIntSecStud 16cp in PICX subjects at 800 level or above

Special requirements

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    • Broadband access

This subject provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gain throughout their program of study to a real world crisis. By participating in a dynamic simulation, students will be required to solve problems and find solutions to real world challenges. Students will be assigned to an executive team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge. These executive teams may include strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Depending on their specialization, students will take one of these roles. Their mission will be to formulate solutions by employing the academic, research and analytical skills they acquired throughout their program. The student will be required to make policy recommendations based on his assessment of the situation.

  • Policy Brief (20%)
  • Case Study (20%)
  • Ministerial Brief (30%)
  • Simulation (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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