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Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism with the degree of Master of International Security Studies


About This Masters Degree

Course Description

Overview
This double degree is offered by the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT) as a cutting edge qualification, equipping students with the ability to respond to major issues in security, policing and defence, international relations and government policy relating to these areas.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-policing%2c-intelligence-and-counter-terrorism-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-security-studies

Key benefits
- Gives you access to experts from around the world with practical experience in all levels of security
- Opportunity to undertake study in the workplace (external study mode), supervised and coordinated through web-based activities
- You may be able to complete an industry-focused internship depending on your academic performance

Suitable for
Anyone with an interest in the areas of policing, intelligence, defence and security studies, globalisation, Asia-Pacific strategies and counter insurgency.

Recognition of prior learning
Course Duration
- 2.5 year program
Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline;
Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant area at a senior level;*
Bachelor degree in any discipline and Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline.

- 2 year program
Work experience in a relevant field at senior level;*
Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters (coursework) or Higher Degree Research in a relevant discipline.

- Relevant disciplines
Natural and Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Health, Banking, Finance and Related Fields, Society and Culture, Communication and Media Studies, Accounting, Business and Management, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Organisation Management, Industrial Relations, International Business, Pubic and Health Care Administration.

- Relevant areas
*Police Force, Defence Force, Public Service.
Level of seniority: Police - Senior Sergeant equivalent or above; Defence - Major, equivalent or above; Public Service APS 5 equivalent or above.
Knowledge must be equivalent to a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma level, to be deemed by the Department on a case by case basis of assessment.

English language requirements
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers
Career Opportunities
- adviser and analyst for public and private sector organisations
- adviser to international organisations involved in security operations
- analyst, researcher or commentator for media outlets
- border protection agency officials
- government adviser or consultant
- government or private organisation researcher
- intelligence analyst
- intelligence officer
- law enforcement
- political adviser
- strategist or researcher for intelligence and security agencies

Employers
- federal and state police services
- media and cyber security companies
- military forces
- private and public sector organisations that deal with analysis of risk and intelligence, security and government policy such as ASIO, ASIS, ATO, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and DIO
- security industry related companies

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/doublemaster/master-of-policing%2c-intelligence-and-counter-terrorism-with-the-degree-of-master-of-international-security-studies

Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in relevant field; or Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with relevant and significant work experience related to the field of security; GPA of 2.00 (out of 4.00)

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