Master of National Security Policy

Australian National University (ANU)

Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policymakers at the National Security College with the Master of National Security Policy. The program aims to develop graduates who have a deeper understanding of the traditional and non-traditional national security challenges facing Australia, Asia Pacific and the world, appreciation of how Australia's national security architecture functions, enhanced capacity to lead or contribute to strategy development within government, and a deeper awareness of the security challenges involved in implementing national security policy and evaluating its effectiveness.

Course Fee:

Australian: $60,192

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7; All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Subjects you can Study:

Concepts and challenges research methods; Global security; National security; National security policymaking; Writing international relations; Ethical challenges; Civil-Military relations; Transnational Terrorism and Crime; Cyber-intelligence and Security, Strategic Studies; Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Credit may be available for relevant work experience. Cognate disciplines are: Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies; Development Studies; Governance; History; International Affairs; International Relations; Law; Non Language Asian Studies; Pacific Studies; Policy Studies; Public Administration; Political Communication; Political Sciences; Security Studies; and Strategic Studies

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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