single degree

Master of National Security Policy (Advanced)

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

MNSPOADV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VNSPO
  • CRICOS code 082341M
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VNSPO
  • CRICOS code 082341M

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 (Advanced).

This combined coursework and research 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. You will also have the opportunity to complete a research sub-thesis on a related topic.

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.

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

Identify and apply research methods to a significant research

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 with a minimum GPA of 6/7.

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.

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units of courses attempted to remain enrolled in the Master of National Security Policy (Advanced). Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of National Security Policy.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$27,312.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00

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.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

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

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

INTR8065 Writing International Relations

NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking

NSPO8020 Research Methods in National Security Policy

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

NSPO8023 National security in the Indo-Pacific

NSPO8024 American National Security Policy

NSPO8025 Terrorism and National Security

NSPO8009 Cyber-intelligence and Security

 

18 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

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

NSPO8023 National security in the Indo-Pacific

NSPO8024 American National Security Policy

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

 

24 units from completion of NSPO8031 National Security Policy Sub-thesis

 

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units of courses attempted to remain enrolled in the Master of National Security Policy (Advanced). If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th unit is attempted, exactly 48 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

 

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of National Security Policy.

 

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