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Master of Military and Defence Studies

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MMDS
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan 7829XMMDS
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan 7829XMMDS
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS

The Master of Military and Defence Studies is delivered as part of the ANU partnership with the Australian Command and Staff College of the Australian Defence Force, and only open to students posted as course members to the Australian Command and Staff College.

The Master of Military and Defence Studies is an integral part of the Australian Command and Staff Course (Joint) of the Australian Command and Staff College. It is designed to give students a thorough understanding of Australian defence policy in the context of Australia's strategic environment, of the theory and conduct of military operations and the development of the operational art, and the development and sustainment of military capabilities.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the MMDS, applicants must be posted as course members to the Australian Command and Staff College.

Admission to the MMDS requires a prior bachelor, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher degree in a cognate discipline.

The following are considered cognate disciplines to military and defence studies:

  • 029901 Security Science
  • 09 - Society and Culture
  • A different field where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Delegated Authority that the particular program undertaken has a specific reference to the field of military and defence studies.

Prior learning will be recognised for admission in accordance with the ANU Policy: Credit Policy. Prior learning (formal, non-formal and in-formal) must be documented as part of the application. Candidates are eligible for admission if, in the judgement of the Delegated Authority, the totality of documented prior learning equates to the learning outcomes of a program sufficient for regular admission.

To be eligible for admission to the MMDS, students must fulfil the English language requirements as set out in ANU Policy: English Language Admission Requirements for Students (2010) or any future policy that replaces it.

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$31,593.45

Scholarships

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.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

This program requires the completion of 72 units, which must include:

72 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

STST8100 Australian Foreign and Defence Policy (6 units)

STST8101 Australia’s Strategic Environment (6 units)

STST8102 Strategy (6 units)

STST8103 Australian Defence Organisation (6 units)

STST8104 Operational Art (12 units)

STST8105 Intervention Operations (12 units)

STST8106 Expeditionary Operations (6 units)

STST8107 International Law and Operations (6 units)

STST8109 Capability, Force Structuring and Preparedness (12 units)

Specialisations

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