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Defence and Security Studies

294.101 Introduction to Biosecurity 15 credits
This course exposes students to a range of contemporary biosecurity issues and practices and incorporates a preliminary understanding of conceptual approaches to the management of pest and diseases.
294.115 War and Society 15 credits
An examination of the nature of war and its impact on society. The course explains how contemporary armed conflict and the use of force affects the world order, people and their communities, human behaviour, culture, and the environment.
294.140 Military Power 15 credits
An introduction to military operations in a joint (interservice) environment. It examines the application of military power in conventional warfare across the air, land, maritime, joint, interagency and multinational domains.
294.151 History of Warfare 15 credits
An introduction to the history of warfare on land, at sea, and in the air. The course examines how armed forces and the conduct of war have evolved in response to broad military, societal, political, and technological change.
294.170 Introduction to Border Security 15 credits
An introduction to the concept of border security. It will explore security challenges and the implications of these to border security both internationally and for New Zealand. It will also look at the various border security agencies and their responses to managing border security risks with a focus on interagency collaboration, risk management and the impact of policy.
294.180 Introduction to Security Studies 15 credits
An introduction to contemporary security studies focusing on traditional and non-traditional security challenges and the ways in which security is understood and conceptualized in security studies discourse.
294.201 States, Borders and Resource Security 15 credits
This course examines the dynamics of states seeking to secure resources for their own requirements, alongside the need to sustain and protect global resources such as oceans and the poles.
294.202 Human Security 15 credits
This course explores the theory and practice of security from multiple perspectives including individual, community, social, economic and environmental.
294.215 Global Defence Challenges 15 credits
An examination of emerging and re-emerging defence challenges within the global environment, in particular their impact on the character of contemporary warfare and the employment of military forces.
294.245 Irregular Warfare 15 credits
The theory and conduct of irregular warfare including in joint (interservice), combined (multinational) and interagency environments, and incorporating both historical and contemporary case studies.
294.255 Conventional Warfare 15 credits
An examination of the theory and conduct of contemporary conventional warfare by studying the combat and non-combat use of military forces within joint (inter-service), combined (multinational) and interagency environments.
294.272 Intelligence in the Security Environment 15 credits
This course provides a critical examination of intelligence focusing on the security environment. It looks at contemporary global and New Zealand-specific security risks, the intelligence cycle, and intelligence models that collect and analyse information to produce intelligence products that inform decision making.
294.280 Security and Diplomacy 15 credits
This course examines the nexus of security and diplomacy and the related theoretical and explanatory approaches with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.
294.301 Legacies of War 15 credits
This course explores the legacies of war remaining after war and violent conflict ends, using case studies to examine the social, cultural and political responses to those legacies.
294.304 Cyber and Information Security 15 credits
This course examines the threats posed by Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Infrastructure and Cyber Warfare to individuals, organisations and government agencies. Studies include the origins of threats, the evolution of technologies, the role of the state in offensive and defensive applications, and ethical considerations.
294.325 Contemporary Peace Operations 15 credits
A critical examination of the theories, concepts, evolution, and contemporary practice of peacekeeping (including peace-making, peace support, and humanitarian interventions) with application to the regional and global environments.
294.350 The History of Defence and Security Intelligence 15 credits
A study of defence and security intelligence from ancient times through to today, with emphasis on the evolution of intelligence organisations and activities, the impact of technological advances, and the wider political, social and ethical issues surrounding its practice.
294.381 Terrorism and Political Violence 15 credits
This course critically explores the concept of `Terrorism' and related forms of political conflict and violence. New Zealand's understanding and responses to the phenomena labelled as `terrorism' will be a key aspect of the course. The course will also address such substantive issues as the how non-state actors engaged in political conflict and violence fund their activities.
294.382 Advanced Biosecurity 15 credits
This course provides an advanced exploration of biosecurity from a social science perspective and exposes students to a range of contemporary biosecurity issues and their management.
294.701 New Zealand National Security 30 credits
A study of security theory and the domestic and international factors affecting New Zealand's strategic environment.
294.704 Command, Leadership and Management 30 credits
An advanced study of the interrelated components of command, leadership and management with an emphasis on how these are applied in the contemporary security environment.
294.709 Terrorism 30 credits
This course is an advanced study of terrorism, violent extremism and radicalisation. It critically examines the various theories, concepts and typologies of these phenomena, as well as response options and the challenges they pose in the contemporary international security environment.
294.711 Theories in Defence and Security 30 credits
Advanced theoretical thinking in Defence & Security Studies drawing from International Relations, Conceptualisations of Power, Ancient and Modern Conceptualisations of War, and Human Security, Ethics and Identity. Students will select and apply one of the theory sets to a case study in order to develop the analytical skills for advanced research in the field of defence and security.
294.712 Economic and Environmental Security 30 credits
This course offers an in-depth exploration and critical examination of contemporary environmental and economic security issues using theoretical analyses of case studies to propose alternative options for negotiating and/or governing wide ranging complex security issues.
294.713 Counter-Terrorism 30 credits
The course provides an overview of international Counter-Terrorism policy, strategy and operations as context for considering the challenges around implementing Counter-Terrorism operations and policy analysis in the New Zealand.
294.714 Applied Security Planning Exercise 30 credits
An applied professional practice course that seeks to apply the NZ whole of government problem solving framework to develop potential solutions to evolving security challenges.
294.715 Asia-Pacific Security Environment 30 credits
An advanced study of security theory and domestic and international factors affecting the Asia-Pacific security environment with emphasis given to strategic, national security and defence policy in the region
294.716 Securing Mobility in an Uncertain World 30 credits
This course is an advanced study of the dynamics of mobility and security in a globalised world. Mobility is central to the movement of goods, people, bio-organisms and ideas around the globe. The course will equip students with methodological tools to deconstruct the dynamics of mobility and construct solutions.
294.717 Human Security in Application 30 credits
This course examines critical analysis and application of human security in national and international contexts. This would allow the participants to understand and engage in a wide range of theoretical studies and practical projects on human security.
294.720 Security Concepts and Structures 30 credits
This course develops core conceptual and structural understandings of the study of security. It outlines the philosophical frameworks underpinning the international security environment with particular attention given to foundational challenges in defence, terrorism, intelligence, regional security and border and biosecurity. Exploring these challenges provides a basis for examining a diverse range of international security factors, and evaluating the major ethical implications of security issues and responses.
294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 30 credits
An analysis of intelligence in the international security environment, focusing on key concepts and methodologies of intelligence gathering and analysis, the intelligence cycle, and analysis of applied intelligence in investigations and detection.
294.744 Intelligence Operations 30 credits
This course provides a critical analysis of security intelligence operations, utilising research and observations from selected case studies to understand the changing nature of intelligence and critically appraise the role of intelligence in national and international security operations.
294.790 Research Methods in Defence and Security Studies 30 credits
Theory, practice and application of research for scholarly and professional works in defence and security studies including: qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, data collection and analysis, and interpretation to be applied to historical, contemporary or future-focused research.

Defence and Strategic Studies

294.798 Research Report (30) 30 credits
294.799 Research Report (60) 60 credits
294.800 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work
294.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

Defence and Security Studies

294.820 Applied Security Research Project 60 credits
Students undertake a research project that is relevant to and builds on their professional experience in international security.
294.873 Research Report Defence and Security Studies (60) 60 credits
294.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.883 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.891 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.892 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.895 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.896 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
294.900 PhD Defence and Security Studies 120 credits