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

With a Master of National Security Policy, you will gain a unique, in-depth understanding of the security challenges that confront countries in our region and the world.

As a student at the National Security College, you’ll be joining a supportive and passionate community of students, alumni and national security practitioners. You’ll engage with world-leading scholars at the cutting edge of national security research, with the wider national security community, and with leaders in government, politics, business and NGOs in Australia and internationally.

The Master of National Security Policy has evolved as a challenging and rewarding program of inquiry and contestable learning for aspiring professionals who want:

  1. a comprehensive understanding of how national security works both in theory and in practice, in Australia and internationally;
  2. a deep understanding of the security issues facing the Indo-Pacific region and the world;
  3. a chance to acquire and contribute to a knowledge of tomorrow’s security challenges and the opportunities meet them;
  4. an enhanced capacity to lead or contribute to policy development and security practice in government and related sectors;
  5. access to experts and senior officials in Australia’s capital, insider views and networks of like-minded professionals;
  6. skills that will prepare you for a career in government, intelligence, the military, international organisations, civil society or the private sector, in Australia and throughout the world.

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.

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.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
  • 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.
  • All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Fees

Domestic Tuition Fees

Annual indicative fee for domestic students: $30,096.00.

International Tuition Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students: $42,960.00.

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply 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.

Program Requirements

The Master of National Security Policy requires the completion of 96 units which must consist of:

  • 30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
    • INTR8065 Writing International Relations
    • NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking
    • NSPO8020 Research Methods in National Security Policy
    • NSPO8023 National security in the Indo-Pacific
    • NSPO8011 Foundations of National Security
  • 30 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • NSPO8008 Ethical Challenges for National Security
    • NSPO8004 National Security Leadership and Risk Management
    • NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking
    • NSPO8007 National Security: Concepts and Challenges
    • NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations
    • NSPO8012 National Security and Crisis Management
    • NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
    • NSPO8014 Ethics and Technologies of War
    • NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia
    • NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime
    • NSPO8018 The Evolution of National Security Policy since 1945
    • NSPO8019 Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence
    • NSPO8021 Statecraft and national security in cyberspace
    • NSPO8022 Selected Topic in National Security Policy
    • NSPO8024 American National Security Policy
    • NSPO8025 Terrorism and National Security
    • NSPO8009 Cyber-intelligence and Security
  • 36 units from completion of courses from the following list:
    • ANTH8032 Law, Order and Conflict in the Pacific
    • ANTH8043 Conflict and Development in the Pacific
    • CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
    • DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
    • INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics
    • INTR8065 Writing International Relations
    • INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
    • MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism
    • MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics
    • NSPO8008 Ethical Challenges for National Security
    • NSPO8004 National Security Leadership and Risk Management
    • NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking
    • NSPO8007 National Security: Concepts and Challenges
    • NSPO8009 Cyber-intelligence and Security
    • NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations
    • NSPO8012 National Security and Crisis Management
    • NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
    • NSPO8014 Ethics and Technologies of War
    • NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia
    • NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime
    • NSPO8018 The Evolution of National Security Policy since 1945
    • NSPO8019 Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence
    • NSPO8021 Statecraft and national security in cyberspace
    • NSPO8022 Selected Topic in National Security Policy
    • NSPO8024 American National Security Policy
    • NSPO8025 Terrorism and National Security
    • POGO8012 Governance and Institutions
    • POGO8095 Development Policy and Practice
    • STST8001 Strategic Studies
    • STST8002 The New Power Politics of Asia
    • STST8004 Australian Strategic and Defence Policy
    • STST8013 China's Defence and Strategic Challenges
    • STST8021 Intelligence and Security
    • STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century
    • STST8027 Insurgency & Counterinsurgency in an Age of Terror
    • STST8051 Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic alliances and Australian security
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2018
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2 years
Full time
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30,096 AUD
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Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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Annual Indicative Domestic Tuition Fee; $42,960 Annual Indicative International Tuition Fee