Master of Strategy and Security
Understanding global security challenges
Understanding global security challenges
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.
The range and complexity of security challenges facing the world has never been greater. Climate change, cyber attack and global pandemics threaten the stability of regions all over the globe. Understanding and managing these critical and fluid situations is a matter of the highest priority, both in Australia and abroad, with significant implications for foreign policy and international development.
The Master of Strategy and Security at UNSW Canberra is a postgraduate program offered by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This course is designed for students and foreign affairs, security, and defence professionals who wish to gain a deeper and more advanced understanding of the factors shaping the global and Asia-Pacific security and strategic environments, and the complex policy challenges presented by the new security agenda.
You’ll learn the techniques required to manage crises, deal with consequences and achieve resolution and gain transferrable knowledge and skills for a variety of careers including military, security, and risk analysis.
Students undertaking the Master of Strategy and Security are required to take 8 courses (48 UOC). At least 24 UOC must be selected from the list of core courses, with the remaining courses selected in any combination from the elective courses.
The key topics will normally be offered annually or at least every two years; the further options will be offered on an opportunity basis.
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.
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.
*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.
Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).
You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.
*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 here.
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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