- Length 1.5 years full-time
- Minimum 72 Units
- Academic plan 7816XMASTS
- CRICOS code 039909M
- UAC code
- Academic contact
Mode of delivery
If you are interested in starting your studies in 2015, please look at the 2015 programs on offer . Otherwise, this program is available for applications until spring session, 2014
This program is recommended as preparation for PhD study in strategy and defence.
Our graduates are represented in an extensive range of professions including:
- Defence Policy
- Foreign Affairs
- United Nations
- Think Tanks
- Overseas Aid
- Law Enforcement
- Private Sector
Applicants for the Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) should normally have obtained at least a bachelor degree with second class honours, division A, (or equivalent) in a cognate area.
Applicants are required to submit a current Curriculum Vitae and the name and contact details of two academic referees with their application.
Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies, or Master of Strategic Studies with a minimum grade of pass in each course and a 70% weighted average over all courses may be eligible for admission into the Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) with full credit for units already undertaken.
The Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) requires the completion of 72 units, which consists of:
24 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:
INTR8067 - U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
MEAS8112 - Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
MEAS8113 - The Gulf Strategic Environment
NSPO8010 - Civil-Military Relations
NSPO8013 - Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
NSPO8014 - Ethics and Technologies of War
Candidates are required to undertake the 24 unit sub-thesis or internship once they have achieved a Distinction average in the coursework component of their degree with a minimum grade of Pass in any course undertaken. To graduate with the Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) candidates need to complete the sub-thesis or internship at a Distinction level or higher. Candidates not meeting this requirement may be eligible to transfer to graduate with the Master of Strategic Studies.
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
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