Master's Program in Political Science in Oceania

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Political Science

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Political science programs teach students the basic elements of the government and the various factions and processes that control it. Topics such as comparative government, international relations, and conflict resolution may also be covered.

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 Disability and Inclusion Studies

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months July 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies. [+]

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

The Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies examines the issues which produce various related social norms and sets out to produce practitioners who challenge them. The programme explores contemporary theories, methodologies and practices related to the broad field of disability and inclusion studies.

This programme is known for its grounding in a social justice model of inclusive community and educational practice and is relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights.

Studying the Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies (MDInS) you'll gain a stronger understanding of social life and the differences between us, and challenge current approaches used in the education sector and beyond.... [-]


Master of National Security Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Canberra

With a Master of National Security Policy, you will gain a unique, in-depth understanding of the security challenges that confront countries in our region and the world. [+]

With a Master of National Security Policy, you will gain a unique, in-depth understanding of the security challenges that confront countries in our region and the world.

As a student at the National Security College, you’ll be joining a supportive and passionate community of students, alumni and national security practitioners. You’ll engage with world-leading scholars at the cutting edge of national security research, with the wider national security community, and with leaders in government, politics, business and NGOs in Australia and internationally.

The Master of National Security Policy has evolved as a challenging and rewarding program of inquiry and contestable learning for aspiring professionals who want:... [-]


Master of Strategic Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Canberra

The Master of Strategic Studies combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policymakers to deliver Australia’s foremost strategic studies program. This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career in strategic and security policy. [+]

The Master of Strategic Studies combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policymakers to deliver Australia’s foremost strategic studies program. This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career in strategic and security policy.

The program is designed for graduates who are seeking to launch or advance their careers in defence policy, foreign affairs, security, intelligence, academia and journalism. Graduates will develop skills relevant to organisations such as non-governmental organisations, think tanks, militaries and foreign ministries.

You will develop strong analytical frameworks and practical skills for understanding the leading challenges in strategy and security. These approaches are explored in the context of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre’s main research and teaching concentrations of Australian defence and security issues, Asia–Pacific security and global strategic issues.... [-]


Master of Diplomacy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Australia Canberra

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with knowledge about practices of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level. [+]

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with knowledge about practices of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level.

The degree provides exciting study and career options in the important and prestigious arena of diplomatic practice. You will be taught by internationally recognised research scholars from the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and senior diplomats from Australia and elsewhere, and you will graduate from a world-class university, positioning you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers.

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Master International Relations/ Master Peace and Conflict Studies

The University of Queensland Graduate Centre of Governance and International Affairs
Campus Full time July 2018 Australia Saint Lucia

The Master of International Relations/Master of Peace and Conflict Studies is a two-year dual degree program that allows you to obtain two highly sought after and complementary qualifications. This dual degree will allow you to pursue a unique program of studies, which provides you with an understanding of the broad structures and dynamics of the international system combined with more specialized skills and knowledge of critical issues and debates relating to peace and conflict, conflict resolution and mediation, and peacebuilding. [+]

The Master of International Relations/Master of Peace and Conflict Studies is a two-year dual degree program that allows you to obtain two highly sought after and complementary qualifications. This dual degree will allow you to pursue a unique program of studies, which provides you with an understanding of the broad structures and dynamics of the international system combined with more specialized skills and knowledge of critical issues and debates relating to peace and conflict, conflict resolution and mediation, and peacebuilding.

By studying these programs as a dual, students will acquire two degrees in a shorter time frame than if studying them individually.

They can also be taken as separate 18-month programs if preferred.... [-]


Master Peace and Conflict Studies

The University of Queensland Graduate Centre of Governance and International Affairs
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years July 2018 Australia Saint Lucia

Peace and Conflict Studies at UQ is designed to build your knowledge about the forces that generate contemporary conflict and the processes and practices that contribute to conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding. The program is delivered by a school that is recognized internationally and nationally as a leader in peace and conflict studies research and teaching. Our curriculum includes courses which examine international peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict reconciliation, principles of humanitarian protection and post-conflict governance. You will develop the theoretical and practical skills to reflect on the role of states, intergovernmental organizations, non-government organizations, non-state groups, and individuals, as parties to the conflict, conflict resolution, and post-conflict transition. [+]

Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies at UQ is designed to build your knowledge about the forces that generate contemporary conflict and the processes and practices that contribute to conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding.

The program is delivered by a school that is recognized internationally and nationally as a leader in peace and conflict studies research and teaching. Our curriculum includes courses which examine international peacekeeping, peacebuilding, conflict reconciliation, principles of humanitarian protection and post-conflict governance. You will develop the theoretical and practical skills to reflect on the role of states, intergovernmental organizations, non-government organizations, non-state groups, and individuals, as parties to the conflict, conflict resolution, and post-conflict transition.... [-]


Master of Governance and Public Policy

The University of Queensland Graduate Centre of Governance and International Affairs
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years July 2018 Australia Saint Lucia

Boost your policy career and gain an advanced understanding of twenty-first-century governance and public policy. Studying Governance and Public Policy equips you with the skills that will allow you to succeed in your public or private sector career. You'll develop a knowledge of the processes and procedures through which governments and public policy work. Our graduates have the skills to analyze key policy issues and improve policy outcomes and to effectively communicate across cultural, political, and corporate lines. [+]

Governance and Public Policy

Boost your policy career and gain an advanced understanding of twenty-first-century governance and public policy.

Studying Governance and Public Policy equips you with the skills that will allow you to succeed in your public or private sector career. You'll develop a knowledge of the processes and procedures through which governments and public policy work. Our graduates have the skills to analyze key policy issues and improve policy outcomes and to effectively communicate across cultural, political, and corporate lines.

Enhance your ability to make your mark as a provider of key policy insights and innovative business strategies either in the private sector, within national and international agencies, or in government departments and non-government organizations.... [-]


Master of Applied Policy

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 3 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG), is designed for middle-level and senior professionals and practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills base and career opportunities. It provides a transdisciplinary basis for understanding policy across these sectors. The course examines the development and implementation of policy in practice; policy research skills and methodologies; the making and evaluation of policy; and program implementation and management. The course is informed by the applied policy and social research experience of the UTS: IPPG with government, industry and community in the Australian context and internationally. [+]

The course is designed to have an applied focus which is theoretically underpinned. The course offers students the opportunity to work across industry sectors on real-world problems and to critically apply their learning to case studies drawn from UTS: IPPG's research program and their own workplaces to innovate solutions. It includes active approaches to learning, including debates, case studies, role plays, group discussions, presentations and guest speakers. All students undertake an individual research project, and gain the necessary knowledge and experience to engage in effective policy development, implementation and evaluation. The course offers a general policy stream focusing on professional practice, as well as major streams in local government studies; urban and regional policy; and social research. The core subjects of the course examine contemporary policy challenges; policy in practice; policy and resources and evidence and decision making. To tailor their course, students can choose their electives from a range of subjects from UTS: IPPG, the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, and the UTS Business School. The course also offers a sub-major in Project Management. The course utilises several teaching formats, including intensive block mode and online delivery, designed by academics, practitioners and industry leaders. Most subjects are offered in flexible mode and delivered in blocks or online for more effective integration of study and work commitments.... [-]


Master of Local Government

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Local Government provides professionals, managers and leaders in local government with an advanced body of knowledge and skills to reflect critically on theory and practice. This enables them to apply this knowledge in their roles in strategic thinking, planning and shaping local communities. [+]

The course provides graduates with an evidence-based learning approach to build a high level of influence and leadership in their local government workplace. The course, which is informed by the research and capacity-building activities of the UTS Centre for Local Government, provides an interdisciplinary program with teaching and learning activities ranging across and beyond the faculty. An education program is developed to match the requirements of each participant's individual requirements, and subjects can be studied through intensive block release or in some cases through online delivery mode.

The education and professional development provided through the Master of Local Government aims to meet individual needs and provide opportunities for local government practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills, underpinned with a strong foundation in public service and democratic values and principles. On completion of the course, graduates have a sound understanding of current issues in local government and in diverse communities, as well as an ability to relate this knowledge back to their own workplaces. They gain research and scholarship competencies that allow them to continue their own professional development through short courses or further academic study, including at doctoral level.... [-]