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Become a leader of the future
Undertaking security studies will develop your skills to understand what makes humans feel secure or insecure, and how these threats can be tackled and prevented in the future.
At Griffith our program is structured to explore world issues from human rights to economic development, war, security threats, peace and the wider challenges and opportunities that globalisation brings.
Security Studies at Griffith
Be prepared for the future
Learn from frontline professionals
At Griffith you’ll learn to think outside the box by critically analysing issues and thinking creatively to foresee solutions that remain invisible to others.
With this specialisation you will also learn effective risk and crisis communications skills that will prepare you to manage such security breaches.
By studying at Griffith you’ll be learning from industry-leading researchers and will gain an in-depth understanding of the key issues shaping our future.
When you study security studies at Griffith you will cover key issues including:
- Human rights and human security
- Migration and global mobility
- Peaceful social change
- Conflict and cooperation
- Globalisation, inequality and development
- Political violence and terrorism
- Environmental security
Bachelor of Arts graduate
Chart your own pathway to success is Sean Jacobs’s advice for young people. The Bachelor of Arts graduate and security specialist has worked in many high-profile positions since he graduated in 2008. He was the lead security planner for the athletes’ village at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and a security specialist at the Brisbane G20 Leaders’ Summit. He has also been a former Brisbane City Council election candidate, ministerial adviser, United Nations worker and international youth volunteer. Studying at Griffith, he says, was the stepping stone to achieving success in the professional working world.
‘In my final year, I obtained a grant to assist me to attend the global young leaders’ summit in China which was a big boost. Being able to see what other students were doing globally and the professional opportunities available really helped kick-start my career,’ he said.
Be a part of shaping the future
With a specialisation in security studies you'll truly be a global citizen, aware of the key challenges facing our time, and equipped with the critical and creative thinking skills to forge a path forward for a sustainable future.
Security Studies careers may include:
- International Relations
- Anti-Terror and security organisations
- Non-government organisations
- Energy sector
- Environmental Protection
- Human Rights Lobbyist
- Crisis Communications Professional
16 Sep 2020
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15 Sep 2020
Griffith micro-credentials to meet post-COVID skills gap
Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October
Trimester 2: Teaching and exams
Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.
Monday 26 October — Friday 30 October
Trimester 3: Orientation
Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.