• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code FODF-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Foreign and Defence Policy Specialisation

The foreign and defence policy specialisation is designed to enable students to develop expertise in the decision-making processes related to foreign policy decision-making, with a particular focus on defence-related matters. Through the specialisation students will have the opportunity to gain expertise in the foreign policy and defence policy decision-making processes of major powers in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. Students will also be able to develop skills in the analysis of changes in the strategic environment, and the role foreign and defence policies have in responding to these changes.

Back to the top


This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

DIPL8009 Diplomacy in a Globalising World

INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific

INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy

NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking

NSPO8011 Foundations of National Security

NSPO8012 National Security and Crisis Management

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future

STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century

STST8033 Contemporary Issues in Australian Defence Policy


This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of Public Policy

Back to the top

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions