Overview

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.

Program Code

8631

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

86

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

Completion of a Bachelor's degree with Honours with a major in a cognate discipline; or Completion of a Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline; or Completion of a 3 or 4-year Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, which includes a major in a cognate discipline; and have completed at least 3-years full-time relevant professional experience; or Completion of a Bachelor degree in a NON-cognate discipline and have completed at least 4-years full-time relevant professional experience; or Completion of a 3 or 4-year Bachelor degree plus evidence of other academic qualifications and professional experience to be submitted to the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree; or No tertiary qualifications but evidence of professional experience forming a portfolio to be submitted to the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree Students who do not meet requirements in any of items 1-6 above may be admitted but be required to undertake the course ZBUS8210 Critical Analysis in Business as a precondition of entry to the program. This course will not be credited to the program for any advanced standing.

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.

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