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Undergraduate | MUR-POL304 | 2024

Security Challenges in Policy and Practice

Go deeper into your global security studies with an investigation of policy responses. You’ll explore social conflict case studies, like poverty or refugees. Get to know how security-related policymaking works. Think about its problems and effectiveness.

Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Security Challenges in Policy and Practice

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Knowledge of the various structures, processes, actors and norms of security-related policymaking.
    2. Have a broad critical understanding of the role of evidence and theories of change in security policy
    3. The ability to identify and analyse the political dynamics and risks of security policy approaches in different issue areas.
    4. Detailed knowledge of number of traditional and new security policy challenges, such as poverty, armed violence, environmental and climate change, international tensions and refugeeism.
    5. Ability to undertake a self-directed policy project.
    6. Clearly and persuasively communicate concepts, problems and arguments in relation to security politics, policy and practice.

Entry requirements


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

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

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