Students can study within the following streams:
Democracy, Justice and Governance
Students interested in policy-making and issues of conflict and post-conflict transition, governance, human migration, human rights, and international trade should consider units in this stream. Students will focus on analysing and evaluating policy, regulations, institutions, and normative arguments. They will also consider key actors such as non-government organisations, corporations, states, and civil society.
Gender, Conflict and Society
Students concentrating on this stream will seek to understand debates and discourses on conflict and security, as well as gender, as they pertain to war, conflict, peace, human rights, and global political economy. By developing a firm understanding of security and conflict, students will also be able to reflect on the gender implications in contemporary international politics. In addition, students have the option of specialising in health, gender and human rights as part of the broader examination of security challenges.
Crisis, Change and Management
This stream provides students with the opportunity to engage with the complexity and challenges of crisis situations including humanitarian, disaster, social, political and security issues. A key focus is on understanding the complexities of organisational problem-solving, disaster preparedness, and community resilience.
Sustainable Resource Management
The focus of this stream is sustainable ecological management. Students will develop an understanding of the key environmental challenges of our times, analyse the theoretical and empirical bases of resource management issues, and examine issues of governance, urbanisation, and corporate social responsibility.