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. 

 

Faculty
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Delivery Mode
Distance (online with some face-to-face)
Award
Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy
Commencing Terms
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Overview

Cyberspace has become a major focus in international relations. With high levels of cross border connectivity, many global powers have incorporated cyber issues into their foreign policies. As cyber threats escalated, governments and organisations need to work together to develop cyber strategies and appoint delegates to oversee these strategic objectives.   

The Master of Cyber Security, Strategy, and Diplomacy at UNSW Canberra is a postgraduate course offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This course provides students with the opportunity to explore how cybersecurity, strategy and diplomacy intersect. Learn how to develop and apply effective cybersecurity strategies to real-world problems, and understand the policy, operational, and ethical challenges that result from increasing advances in technology.  

Program Code
8631
Campus
Canberra
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
101

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Entry requirements

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements. 

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements. 

Program structure

To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy, students are required to complete courses totalling 48 Units of Credit (UOC) from those listed below. 24 of these UOC must come from four core courses, 12 UOC from the elective courses in the Strategy and Politics list below, and 12 UOC from elective courses in the Technology and Security list below. 

Research project

The option of undertaking a research project worth 12 UOC (ZHSS8400) or 6 UOC (ZHSS8401) is available to master’s students who obtain a credit average or above in four core courses and is subject to approval by the Postgraduate Coordinator. The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a specific area or those intending to undertake a higher research qualification. 

Full program structure

Potential careers

  • International affairs
  • Security and defence professionals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors

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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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. 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 with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

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Fees & Scholarships

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$30,530*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$30,530*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$40,840*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$40,840*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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