Overview

The Master of Security and Defence Management is designed for defence, security and foreign affairs professionals who wish to gain a more detailed understanding of the factors shaping the contemporary strategic and security environment, the complex policy challenges they present, and the skills and insights required of astute managers within this context.

Program Code

8573

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

29

Why choose this degree?

Students undertaking this program will develop an awareness of the local and global dimensions of strategy and management in the defence environment.

Who should choose this degree?

The Master of Security and Defence Management is designed for defence, security and foreign affairs professionals.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • International affairs, security and defence  professionals in  the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including Defence.

Entry requirements

Have met the requirements of a Bachelor's degree with Honours with a major in a cognate discipline; or Have met the requirements of a Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline; or Have met the requirements of a 3 or 4-year Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, which includes a major in the cognate discipline; and have completed at least 3-years full-time professional experience in a cognate discipline; or Have met the requirements of a Bachelor degree in a NON-cognate discipline and have completed at least 4-years full-time professional experience in a cognate discipline; or Submitted evidence of other academic qualifications and/or professional experience submitted to the Program Authority may be considered based on assessment of evidence of achievement of equivalent learning and in accordance with UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Procedure.

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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