single degree

Master of Global Securities and Strategy

A single one year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MGSS
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan MGSS
  • Post Nominal MGlobSecStrat
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan MGSS
  • Post Nominal MGlobSecStrat
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Global Securities and Strategy requires completion of 48 units which must consist of:

24 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses

ASIA8050 Social Conflict and Environmental Challenges in Asia and the Pacific

INTR8032 Global Security

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future

REGN8014 Contemporary Issues in Technology Governance

 

24 units from the following thematic lists

The Practice of State Security

NSPO8032 Geoeconomics and National Security

STST8026 Nuclear Strategy 


Governance, Regulation and Technology

NSPO8009 Cyber and Emerging Technologies in National Security

REGN8018 Governing Consumptagenic Systems (3 units)

REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies (3 units)

REGN8056 Complexity, Catastrophe, and Resilience (3 units)


Social and Environmental Challenge

ANTH8060 Gender in Resource and Environmental Management

ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacifi

EMDV8009 Asia-Pacific Environmental Conflicts

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance 

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction


Policy-making

ASIA8021 Activism and Social Change in Asia and the Pacific 

NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking

SCOM8088 Engagement for Policy Impact

STST8066 Strategic Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Rethinking Strategy and Statecraft


The Middle East in Global Politics and Security

MEAS8102 Islamic Radicalism

MEAS8109 Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus

MEAS8111 Drivers of Violent Extremism: The Local and the Global in the Middle East

MEAS8113 The Gulf Strategic Environment 

MEAS8114 Geopolitics of Central Asia

MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics

MEAS8116 Authoritarianism, Democratisation and Protest in the Muslim Middle East


Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 

Applicants must present one of the following:


  • a cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7
  • a cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7
  • a Bachelor or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a cognate Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7
  • a minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.


 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au


ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications


Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Cognate Disciplines

Asia Pacific Studies

Diplomacy

International Relations

International Security

Political Science

Public Policy

Regulation

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$35,490.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$53,370.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)@

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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.

The Master of Global Securities and Strategy examines the nature and interconnectivity of global and regional security challenges. Whilst we can conceive of the components of these challenges separately – climate, health, poverty, nuclear proliferation, disruptive technologies, to name just a few – in reality these challenges confront us simultaneously and urgently. They shape, reinforce, and catalyse each other in ways that resist simple classification or understanding. These challenges, and the forces that animate them, are at their most pronounced in Asia and the Pacific, where precarity, crisis, and innovation coexist in ways that set the global agenda. 


Responding to the interconnectedness of these challenges requires the ability to think, see, and work across disciplinary boundaries, to view patterns of security and insecurity from multiple perspectives - state, human, environmental, societal, economic, and cultural - and to consider indigenous knowledges and practices about our world. Developing strategies that respond to the challenges we face requires an awareness that the experiences of security and insecurity, for states, societies or individuals, varies as we consider the effects of culture, history, gender, race and ethnicity, and wealth. 


This degree responds to the challenges we face by providing a multidisciplinary perspective on global securities and the strategies we can adopt to respond to them. By grounding these concerns in the study of Asia and the Pacific and an awareness of the varied experiences of security, the Master of Global Securities and Strategy offers a detailed appreciation of policy making, a clear commitment to empowering the next generation of decision-makers, and an understanding of global and regional diversities.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and critically analyse complex global security problems and their interconnections and relationships
  2. Demonstrate an active understanding that experiences of security and insecurity vary depending on the position/advantages/disadvantages of the actor being considered
  3. Propose and defend policy responses to contemporary and potential future challenges in the context of national and international decision-making
  4. Understand and critique existing disciplinary explanatory frameworks to understand security/insecurity and apply those frameworks to contemporary and emerging issues
  5. Develop and apply multidisciplinary explanatory frameworks to contemporary and emerging issues, demonstrating an appreciation of how different conceptual lenses can identify, highlight, and obscure, phenomena 
  6. Articulate and communicate ideas clearly to both academic and non-academic audiences in a variety of formats.          

Further Information

This award is designed around online asynchronous delivery and does not require attendance in Canberra. It is targeted at career professionals who choose to study whilst working, and is designed to be completed part-time (although fulltime completion is possible if desired). Teaching will occur across the year, including in intensive online asynchronous format in summer, autumn, winter, and spring sessions, to assist those who work in handling timelines and workload and offering sustained flexibility. Courses delivered in semesters 1 and 2 may be asynchronous online or synchronous online - students where possible can choose their preferred mode for electives.

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