Studyportals
M.A. On Campus

International Relations and Security Studies

University of Waikato

12 months
Duration
22814 USD/year
5560 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

Studying International Relations and Security Studies at the University of Waikato includes aspects of international law and trade, and focuses on particular regions of concern (notably, the Middle-East and South-East Asia). A wide range of different length dissertations and theses can be undertaken allowing you to focus on an area of special interest.

Overview

Like most states, New Zealand depends for its security and prosperity on regional and international stability. Its political, economic and societal well-being can be affected by, for example, major power relations; global financial crisis; and the rise of violent extremist non-state actors and the responses to them. As a good international citizen, New Zealand seeks to play a role in the international institutions which try to uphold international law and order and to contribute to international stabilisation operations in various countries.

Given the significance of such issues, International Relations and Security Studies at the University of Waikato is available as a specialisation within the Political Science major.

Career opportunities

  • Diplomat
  • Foreign Policy Analyst
  • International Defence Relations Officer
  • National Assessments Bureau
  • National and International NGOs
  • New Zealand Defence Force Officer
  • Security and Intelligence Officer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Security Issues in South East Asia
  • International Relations and Global Security
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare
  • The Laws of Armed Conflict & International Humanitarian Law
  • Environmental Politics and Public Policy
  • Directed Study

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

120-180

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
  • A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required. Some faculties/schools require an honours degree (to demonstrate research capacity). Where the above requirements are not met, further study in a lower level programme may be required first.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22814 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22814 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Fees (Domestic): $7,705-$8,505 per year
  • Fees (International): $31,615-$35,980 (120 pts) or $47,425-$53,970 (180 pts)

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 3 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

International Relations and Security Studies
-
University of Waikato

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!