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.

 

Faculty
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Delivery Mode
Fully online
Award
Master of Security and Defence Management
Commencing Terms
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Our world today has an ever-increasing range of security challenges. On top of traditional security concerns, human, societal, and economic security issues have added considerable complexity to our understanding of security and stability. In order to face these challenges, governments and international organisations increasingly need leaders who have the knowledge, skills, and experience to understand complex security and defence issues and the ability to engineer solutions.  

The Master of Security and Defence Management at UNSW Canberra is designed for postgraduate students and public policy professionals who want to gain a more detailed understanding of the factors shaping the contemporary strategic and security environment, and the complex policy challenges they present. This program will develop your awareness of the local and global dimensions of strategy and management in the defence environment from a range of perspectives. 

 

Program Code
8573
Campus
Canberra
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
32

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Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements. 

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements. 

Program structure

Students undertaking the Master of Security and Defence Management are required to take 8 coursework courses (48 UOC) from the courses set out below. 

Students must complete at least three courses from each of the following areas: 

  • Security 

  • Management 

Full structure

Potential careers

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

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.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$31,230*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$31,230*

*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.

 

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$39,120*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$39,120*

*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

 

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