Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This unit in Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping, from Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia, will give you a solid understanding of how these operations came to be, and the ethical and moral considerations of humanitarian peacekeeping. By studying this unit, you will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the various international bodies who authorise and regulate humanitarian intervention operations and how these organisations interact with each other.

In undertaking this unit, you will learn and begin to critically analyse the challenges facing humanitarian intervention and peacekeeping initiatives. This will greatly develop your analytical and critical thinking skills, and allow you to begin to develop your own independent views on the matter.

Furthermore, you will look at a series of case studies in order to better understand and evaluate the theories behind peacekeeping operations. These case studies will put the obligations and constraints of these operations into perspective and give you a deeper understanding of this important facet of 21st century global governance.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit you must be accepted on to one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of International Security Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
  • Master of International Security Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Areas of study

In this Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Establishing the framework
  • The United Nations: an introduction
  • The legal dimension
  • Humanitarian intervention/R2P (responsibility to protect)
  • United Nations and intervention
  • Commanding United Nations operations
  • The media and NGOs
  • Intervention failures
  • Iraq and a complexity of themes
  • African interventions – Ivory Coast and Libya, Mali, Central African Republic
  • United Nations and nation building, Haiti
  • Outsourcing intervention
  • Syria and other emergencies

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
  • Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
  • Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit in Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping will provide you with a solid understanding of these operations and their organisers. This knowledge is both relevant and very valuable in numerous roles across both the public and private sector.

With an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting humanitarian crises and peacekeeping operations, you will be well equipped to work in many areas of government, or for any of the international organisations involved in such operations.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUAs full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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