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Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations

Expand your career prospects and gain insight into the international political landscape with this online Bachelor of Social Science With a Major in Security and International Relations course.



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Overseas Aid and International Development Course unit

Learn about the importance of international aid by studying this online Overseas Aid and International Development unit from Murdoch University.


The unit aims to gives students an overview of the historical significance of international development, and addresses topics such as humanitarian aid and long-term development strategies.


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Wellbeing Course unit

Understand the factors that influence social happiness with this globally-focused online unit of study on Wellbeing from Murdoch University.


The unit will teach you cultural perspectives and the impacts of community engagement on wellbeing.


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From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s Course unit

From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s-2015 is an online unit offered by Macquarie University covering popular cultural movements from the 1950s to the present day.


Looking at film, television, music and other media, you’ll explore seminal moments in the history of popular culture.


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International Political Economy Course unit

Serving as an introduction to the International Political Economy, this unit from Murdoch University explores the interaction of politics and economics in the increasingly global economy.


The unit will enable you to develop an understanding of pressing issues in the global economy, and teach you the critical skills needed to engage with major contemporary international economic challenges.


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Introduction to Global Politics Course unit

Understand the forces that shape the world we live in with this online Introduction to Global Politics unit of study from Macquarie University.


From empires to globalisation, global politics has changed dramatically. So get across issues, past and present with this online unit of study.


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Politics and Security in Southeast Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State Course unit

This fully online unit from Murdoch University aims to give you an overview of the numerous factors shaping Southeast Asia and key players in the region.


As well as looking at modern-day threats such as terrorism, the unit will focus on new security issues such as organised crime, the prominence of drugs and how the government is tackling such issues in Southeast Asia.


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About International Studies

The field of international studies as a formal discipline is relatively new, developed in response to the rise of globalisation. It centres on combining cross-cultural knowledge with historical understanding so you can work effectively in a range of different cultural environments.

Studying international studies can lead you to a vast range of careers in different areas, both professionally and geographically – in economic affairs, trade, consular services, security or public policy. An international studies course will take you through case studies of foreign policy decision-making that will help you in roles in international business, economics, politics, foreign affairs and diplomacy.

A course in international studies will give you the chance to focus on various highly topical and relevant subjects such as Australian foreign policy, American politics, nuclear Asia, international aid, economics and terrorism. These subject areas will broaden your global knowledge in a practical way that you can apply to any number of professional roles.

Potential international studies career outcomes include: Public Policy Researcher, Public Policy Adviser, International Studies Academic, Intelligence Professional, Diplomat, International Development Professional, Foreign Diplomacy Officer.

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