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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.

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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

5-Star Rated

Humanities and Social Sciences is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Daniel Lyons

Griffith Bachelor of Arts graduate

Bachelor of Arts student Daniel Lyons secured an enviable job with the Royal Australian Air Force before he graduated. As a Communications and Information Systems Controller, Daniel manages, monitors and maintains Local Area Networks, as well as operate communication facilities and safe keep classified data. 'The critical thinking skills I developed throughout my Bachelor of Arts degree have definitely given me the edge in getting this role,' he says.

Daniel Lyons

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Career outcomes

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
  • Defence
  • Politics
  • Non-government organisations
  • Energy sector
  • Environmental Protection
  • Human Rights Lobbyist
  • Crisis Communications Professional
  • Government
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Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover admission pathways to university.   Find out more

Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December

Explore Your Options - Online

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.

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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August

Open Day 2019

With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more