• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Daniel Marston
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2016
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This is one of a suite of four courses for students in the Master of Military and Defence Studies (Advanced) Program. In creating courses for top performing students in the Military and Defence Studies Program at the Australian Command and Staff College, the Art of War module offers unique, highly selective, in-depth, service-specific courses based around the study of military history and strategy. The chosen model encourages problem solving and innovative approaches to deal with future security challenges and emerging threats by immersing students in the dynamics and trends of power and its use in war.

Other Information

To enrol in this course, you must be studying the Master of Military and Defence Studies Advanced (7828XMMDSA).

Students will enrol in the Master of Military and Defence Studies (7829XMMDS) and complete the 'Strategy' module (STST8102). They will need to attain a mark of over 70% to apply for the Master of Military and Defence Studies Advanced (7828XMMDSA).
Students will need to submit a short essay on the role of history for the military professional (between 500-750 words).
Students will sit for an interview with the Principal of the MDSP and the head of SDSC.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $6504
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $9276
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5550 19 May 2016 17 Jun 2016 17 Jun 2016 17 Jun 2016 In Person N/A

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