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Security in an Age of Risk examines the contemporary security landscape on various levels, from the individual, group, national, regional and international levels through to the broader concept of human security.
You will develop a deep understanding of security politics and securitisation, the legal and political contexts and factors that need to be addressed when determining systemic risk.
The impact of globalisation and interconnection is investigated with reference to the implications this has had on the design and implementation of security systems, and the risks and trade-offs involved.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, this unit will supply you with key knowledge that will allow you to respond to threats and manage vulnerabilities.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
In this security unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
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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This unit provides key insights into the application of risk-based analysis in the security field, and familiarises you with the common issues faced in the contemporary security environment and how to approach them.
As part of a security studies degree, you can choose to enter the workforce as a security analyst in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. There are opportunities for career development in government programs, commercial enterprises, non-governmental organisations, private consultancies and statute authorities.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.