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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of International Security
MIntlSy

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Master of International Security requires that the candidate shall meet the University admission requirements as specified, and shall have:

(a) completed a relevant Bachelor's degree with a grade average of at least B-, plus the equivalent of a minimum of two years of full-time relevant professional experience; or

(b) been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security, or an equivalent qualification, with at least a B- grade average; or

(c) been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security, or an equivalent qualification, with at least a B- grade average; or

(d) demonstrated 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.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Master of International Security shall follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits from the Schedule to the Degree, comprising:

(a) Parts One and Two as specified in the Schedule to the Degree;

and including:

(b) any compulsory core courses listed in Schedule to the Degree;

(c) attending, as required, contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories.

3. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) or (d) will consist of at least 120 credits from courses listed in the Schedule to the Degree, including:

(a) Part Two as detailed in the Schedule for the Degree; and

(b) 60 credits from courses listed in Part One of the Schedule for the Degree.

Specialisations

4. The Degree of Master of International Security may be awarded with or without a subject.

5. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 120 credits in a subject including a research project of 60 credits in that subject. The requirements for each subject are set out in Part II of the Schedule for the Degree.

6. Subjects available in the Master of International Security are: Defence Studies, Border and Biosecurity, Intelligence, Terrorism.

Student Progression

7. For progression to Part Two in the Master of International Security candidates must have achieved a grade average of B- in the first 60 credits of courses completed in Part One.

8. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of International Security may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

9. The timeframes for completion are as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

10. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in International Security or the Postgraduate Diploma in International Security should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

11. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

12. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who commenced study towards the Master of International Security prior to January 2019 and who have completed at least 60 credits towards the degree may be permitted to substitute courses already completed for courses included in the Schedule to the degree. These transitional provisions expire 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Master of International Security

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory course

294.720 Security Concepts and Structures 30 credits

Subjects (60 credits from)

Border and Biosecurity (60 credits)

60 credits from

294.712 Economic and Environmental Security 30 credits

294.770 Border and Maritime Security 30 credits

Defence Studies (60 credits)

60 credits from

294.704 Command, Leadership and Management 30 credits

294.714 Applied Security Planning Exercise 30 credits
R 149.821

Intelligence (60 credits)

60 credits from

294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 30 credits

294.744 Intelligence Operations 30 credits

Terrorism (60 credits)

60 credits from

294.709 Terrorism 30 credits

294.713 Counter-Terrorism 30 credits
R 149.740

Elective courses (30 credits from)

294.701 New Zealand National Security 30 credits

294.715 Asia-Pacific Security Environment 30 credits

294.790 Research Methods in Defence and Security Studies 30 credits

Part Two (60 credits from)

294.820 Applied Security Research Project 60 credits
P 294.720

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