Master of International Security 24 months Postgraduate Program By The University of Adelaide |Top Universities
Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

39,500 AUDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

06 Oct, 2023Application Deadline

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

International Relations/Studies/Affairs

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The range and complexity of security challenges facing the world has never been greater—and it’s continually growing. Climate change, cyber-attack, violent extremism and inter-state rivalries are a constant threat to stability for nation-states and 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. Our Master of International Security prepares you to take the lead.

Studied over two years full-time, the degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge, awareness and skills to diagnose emergent cross-border security challenges and produce sustainable policy or practice solutions.

The program is designed and delivered by Adelaide’s internationally recognised academics, whose research informs Australian national security policy, international security organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs).

Highly interdisciplinary, it integrates knowledge from our politics, international relations, public policy, Asian studies and geography experts to provide you with:

  • advanced skills in identifying and analysing emerging global security threats
  • deep understanding of strategic cultures and unconventional conflict
  • the opportunity to explore particular interests in cyber security, Indo-Pacific security, national security law, transnational crime, human rights, the impact of climate change, and more
  • high-level research skills, through a major final-year research project.

You will emerge equipped for senior security strategy and policy-related roles in Australia, the region and overseas. You could find yourself analysing threats in a national security agency. You might develop risk-mitigation strategies for an international non-government organisation operating in conflict zones. Or you might contribute to Indo-Pacific policy for Australia’s growing defence industry. In whichever sector you find yourself, this degree will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to engage with the most complex security dilemmas.

Program overview

Main Subject

International Relations/Studies/Affairs

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The range and complexity of security challenges facing the world has never been greater—and it’s continually growing. Climate change, cyber-attack, violent extremism and inter-state rivalries are a constant threat to stability for nation-states and 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. Our Master of International Security prepares you to take the lead.

Studied over two years full-time, the degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge, awareness and skills to diagnose emergent cross-border security challenges and produce sustainable policy or practice solutions.

The program is designed and delivered by Adelaide’s internationally recognised academics, whose research informs Australian national security policy, international security organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs).

Highly interdisciplinary, it integrates knowledge from our politics, international relations, public policy, Asian studies and geography experts to provide you with:

  • advanced skills in identifying and analysing emerging global security threats
  • deep understanding of strategic cultures and unconventional conflict
  • the opportunity to explore particular interests in cyber security, Indo-Pacific security, national security law, transnational crime, human rights, the impact of climate change, and more
  • high-level research skills, through a major final-year research project.

You will emerge equipped for senior security strategy and policy-related roles in Australia, the region and overseas. You could find yourself analysing threats in a national security agency. You might develop risk-mitigation strategies for an international non-government organisation operating in conflict zones. Or you might contribute to Indo-Pacific policy for Australia’s growing defence industry. In whichever sector you find yourself, this degree will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to engage with the most complex security dilemmas.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

58+
6.5+
79+
176+

Please refer to the website for additional entry requirements.

06 Oct 2023
2 Years
Feb
Jul

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

30,000 AUD
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International Students

39,500 AUD
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