Master of Strategic Studies (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career. The program offers advanced coursework and research opportunities in strategic studies. Students will develop strong analytical frameworks and practical skills for understanding the leading challenges in strategy and security policy. These approaches are explored in the context of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre's main research and teaching concentrations of Australian defence and security issues, Asia-Pacific security and global strategic issues.

Course Fee:

Australian: $60,192
International: $85,920

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70 per cent.

Subjects you can Study:

Strategic studies; International relations; National security policy

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. Cognate disciplines: Politics, political science, international relations, history, sociology, economics, public policy, public administration, strategic studies, and social science.

Further information:

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 72 units of courses attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Master of Strategic Studies (Advanced).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Part time 4 years
Canberra No info No 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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