Masters Degree in Political Science in Oceania

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Political Science

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

Political science provides individuals with an understanding of the executive, legislative, and judicial processes that are used to govern a country or society. Their impact on the economic and social structure is also examined. 

Oceania consists of islands of the southern, western, and central Pacific Ocean, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. The term is sometimes extended to encompass Australia, New Zealand, and the Malay Archipelago.

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Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence... [+]

Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

This degree covers a wide range of issues related to policing, intelligence and counter terrorism in international and national contexts, including the intelligence analysis techniques and organised crime. Also considered is the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to counter terrorism, drawing on recent case studies and the funding of terrorism.

Key features

Gives you access to experts from around the world with practical experience in all levels of security Lets you study the latest developments and analyse the challenges, threats and opportunities confronting the Pacific region Examines the impact of media and modern communications technology on policing, intelligence gathering and security Considers historical and contemporary dilemmas that may influence intelligence gathering and analysis, policy development and implementation in the region This degree can be combined with the Master of International Security Studies ... [-]

Master of International Security Studies

Macquarie University
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia North Ryde

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in... [+]

Master of International Security Studies

Taught by international experts with practical experience in all levels of security, this degree will explore the major changes in the international system in the aftermath of September 11 2001.

Key features

Gives you the opportunity to undertake master level study in the workplace, supervised and coordinated through web-based activities Offers contemporary and rigorous academic study in security studies and intelligence analysis, as well as transnational crime, international law and political violence This degree can be combined with the Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism ... [-]

Master of National Security Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Canberra

Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy. [+]

Masters in Political Science in Oceania 2017. Master of National Security Policy NEW program - available for applications commencing from summer session, 2015 Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy. This program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the current and emerging national security challenges facing our region and the world. Develop the skills to implement and evaluate effective policy responses, and graduate as a future leader in strategy development. Career Options Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Demonstrate a greater understanding of national security issues Understand research principles and methods applicable to different disciplinary approaches to national security issues Reflect critically on theory and practice of national security issues Demonstrate high-level analytical skills as well as oral and written communication skills Conduct independent research and understand aspects of professional practice within the field of national security Cognate disciplines Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Development Studies, Governance, History, International Affairs, International Relations, Law, Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Policy Studies, Public Administration, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Security Studies, Strategic Studies. Admission Requirements A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Credit may be available for relevant work experience. Indicative Fees Annual indicative fee for international students $34,800.00 Scholarships ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Public Administration will make your leadership aspirations a reality. The internationally-recognised teaching staff at Crawford School have the real-world experience and expertise [+]

The Master of Public Administration will make your leadership aspirations a reality. The internationally-recognised teaching staff at Crawford School have the real-world experience and expertise to develop your management, leadership and organisational performance skills, and help you succeed in public administration. The program integrates theory and practice to explore contemporary public dilemmas, both locally and globally, alongside the latest debates in the social sciences regarding good public administration. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate understanding of historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives on public sector management and leadership - Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public sector management and leadership, in Australia and globally - Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public sector management and leadership - Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public sector management and leadership - Apply conceptual analysis and evidence to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex management, leadership and policy challenges from multiple perspectives - Apply self-management, communication, influencing and teamwork skills to complex management and leadership challenges. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least three years' work experience in public administration. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. - Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Strategic Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policy-makers to deliver Australia's foremost [+]

Masters in Political Science in Oceania 2017. The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policy-makers to deliver Australia's foremost strategic studies program. Develop the analytical frameworks you need to tackle the regional and global strategic and security challenges of your career, and graduate a leader in your field. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - have specialised knowledge and cognitive skills in strategic and defence studies; - possess an integrated understanding of the conduct of strategy, military operations, and its relationship to policy; - be capable of undertaking strategic and policy analysis and be able to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information relating to the conduct of strategy and military operations possess the technical skills needed to access the academic literature in the fields of study associated with strategic and defence studies; - research and apply established theories and concepts and exercise expert judgement in military, defence or policy contexts; - apply strategic concepts and knowledge to practical problems in a contemporary setting; - have demonstrated high levels of written and oral communication in the field of strategic and defence studies. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 60% average. - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. [-]

Master of International Relations

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

Studying international relations at ANU means you will be studying the best program of its kind in Australia and graduating with one of the most respected degrees in this field in [+]

Studying international relations at ANU means you will be studying the best program of its kind in Australia and graduating with one of the most respected degrees in this field in the world. The Master of International Relations is the only international relations program in Australia to focus on the Asia Pacific, and encourages you to engage with emerging ideas and practices from across our region through face-to-face seminars with globally-recognised experts. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Discuss the dynamics of contemporary international relations, especially in the Asia-Pacific region; - Discuss the key theories for the analysis of contemporary international relations; - Use international relations theory to reflect upon contemporary problems in areas such as international security, global governance, international political economy or human rights; - Conduct high-level research and writing to undertake self-directed study in international relations; - Analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms; - Communicate their findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods in appropriate. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 70% average. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. [-]

Master of Diplomacy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with the skills you need to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international [+]

Masters in Political Science in Oceania 2017. The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with the skills you need to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level. Relevant to diplomatic practitioners in diverse fields, this unique program draws on the internationally-renowned expertise of the staff of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, and positions you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate knowledge of diplomacy as a practice and field of study. - Represent their country or organisation effectively at an international level; - Demonstrate knowledge of transnational diplomacy and its contemporary challenges, from the perspective of multiple actors, such as a civil service department, multilateral body, international corporation or non-government organisation; - Use theories of diplomatic studies to reflect upon the global management of the world's problems through diplomatic dialogue, and the role of the use of force; - Understand and engage with transnational issues in a globalised environment; undertake the tasks of persuasion and advocacy; - Design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions; - Apply diplomatic skills such as negotiation, understanding of protocol and conflict resolution;. - Apply knowledge of the dynamics of contemporary diplomacy, especially in the Asia-Pacific region; - Develop high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy; - Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms; - Communicate their findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods in appropriate. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 70% average - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. - Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Asia-Pacific Studies will give you the regional expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asia-Pacific focus and allows students [+]

The Master of Asia-Pacific Studies will give you the regional expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asia-Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of interest in the established fields of History, Cultural Studies, Politics, Security Studies, Asian Languages and Regional Studies. At ANU you can choose from the widest range of Asian and Pacific studies courses in Australia, and learn from the largest concentration of Asia Pacific researchers outside of Asia itself. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the cultures, societies and political systems of the Asia-Pacific region - Understand advanced analytical tools and methods, and apply them to independent research on the Asia-Pacific region - Demonstrate advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal - Communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying approach and methods, individually and in groups - Employ sufficient specialized knowledge and skill to produce a sophisticated research project Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Up to 24 units of credit is available for a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline. - Up to 48 units of credit is available for an Honours degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline. [-]

Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

James Cook University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years July 2017 Australia Townsville + 1 more

Gain an advanced understanding of conflict and disputes and learn practical techniques to facilitate successful resolution and strong business relationships. [+]

Master of Conflict Management and Resolution

Gain an advanced understanding of conflict and disputes and learn practical techniques to facilitate successful resolution and strong business relationships.Conflict and dispute resolution skills are now recognised as essential for business relationships to function on small, large, national, international and community levels.Managers and professionals of today deal with dispute and conflict as an everyday element of work. Organisations are placing increased value on mediation, relationship development and conflict resolution skills in the workplace.

Master of Conflict Management and Resolution explores cause and effect of conflict and focuses on developing advanced critical analysis, negotiation, mediation, relationship management and conflict resolution strategies across a range of dispute contexts.... [-]