Master of National Security Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

Program Description

Master of National Security Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

Master of National Security Policy

NEW program - available for applications commencing from summer session, 2015

Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy.

This program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the current and emerging national security challenges facing our region and the world. Develop the skills to implement and evaluate effective policy responses, and graduate as a future leader in strategy development.

Career Options

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate a greater understanding of national security issues
  2. Understand research principles and methods applicable to different disciplinary approaches to national security issues
  3. Reflect critically on theory and practice of national security issues
  4. Demonstrate high-level analytical skills as well as oral and written communication skills
  5. Conduct independent research and understand aspects of professional practice within the field of national security

Cognate disciplines

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, Strategic Studies.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent.

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.

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students $34,800.00


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential.

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
2 years
Full time
34,800 AUD
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 34,800 AUD
Annual indicative fee for international students