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Master of International Security (Without Specialisation)

This course is available

Online

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Specialise in Without Specialisation for your Master of International Security at Massey

The Master of International Security is a multidisciplinary qualification. It draws on strategic studies, international relations, military studies, political science, area studies, political and human geography and complementary fields of study.

Fast-track your qualification and your career

If you want to develop skills in security management, this is the qualification for you. Security management is an increasingly important dimension of government and public policy. It has a direct benefit to economic security and social wellbeing, so your skills will be in demand.

Follow your own interests

You will learn the principles, theory and practice of international security. You’ll gain an understanding of interagency perspectives. You’ll also develop analytical and communications skills appropriate to the security context.

You will carry out independent research in a security context. This will enable you to develop your own area of specialisation. You will also benefit from our close relationships with partner agencies in the security sector.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

To enter the Master of International Security (Without Specialisation) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

a relevant bachelor's degree with a grade average of at least B-, or

a completed Postgraduate Certificate in International Security, with at least a B- grade average, or

a completed Postgraduate Diploma in International Security, with at least a B- Grade average,

or you will:

be able to demonstrate scholarly work in conjunction with extensive relevant professional experience and standing in leadership, managerial and planning positions in government or non-government security agencies appropriate for admission with equivalent status.

If you are applying on the basis of scholarly work in conjunction with extensive relevant professional experience you must also provide a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV).

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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