The Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy provides advanced interdisciplinary study into the political, military, diplomatic and higher level management aspects of issues where cyber security, strategy and diplomacy interact. This degree provides students with the ability to understand the main policy, operational, ethical and informational challenges for security resulting from the integration or penetration of advanced information technologies into all spheres of human activity. This degree offers opportunities for international education. Through UNSW's PLuS Alliance partnership, our students have access to courses at Arizona State university (ASU) in the US and King's College in the UK.

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Why choose this degree?

With governments, enterprises, communities and civil society around the world are grappling with strategy and regulation for the new domain of cyberspace, this degree focuses on the main policy, operational, ethical and informational challenges.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is intended for students in defence, justice, public safety, regulatory, management and information sciences

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • International affairs
  • Security and defence professionals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors

Entry requirements

Additional selection criteria

Professional experience:The evidence required for validation of professional experience will include a statement of service from the employer verifying the position, role and responsibilities, and duration of employment.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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