Overview

The Master of Strategy and Security is designed for postgraduate scholars and foreign affairs, security and defence professionals who want to gain a deeper and more advanced understanding of the factors shaping the global and Asia-Pacific security and strategic environments, as well as the complex policy challenges presented by the Australian government’s new security agenda. Among these are issues around international relations, non-state actors, regional and international security regimes, strategic planning, diplomacy and intelligence, traditional and human security, contemporary and historical conflicts, and the role of armed forces.

Program Code

8572

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

90

Why choose this degree?

Students undertaking this program will gain an understanding of the factors shaping the global and Asia-Pacific security environments.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is designed for scholars and professionals wanting to understand Australia’s engagement with the global and Asia-Pacific security environments.

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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