Entry Requirements and How to Apply

A completed bachelor's degree, graduate diploma or certificate with a minimum credit (65%) average (or international equivalent) is normally required for entry to the MIntSec. Applicants without a credit average may be offered admission to the Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate program. Applicants without a bachelor's degree will be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in International Security if they have at least two years relevant work experience.

Students who enrol in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma programs have the opportunity to upgrade to the Master of International Security if they maintain a minimum credit (65) average over the first four units of their degree.

English Proficiency

If your first language is not English and/or your first degree was undertaken at an institution where English was not the sole language of instruction, you are required to demonstrate English language proficiency. For admission to the International Security programs, you must submit evidence of one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS overall band score of 7.0, with at least 6.5 on each band
  • TOEFL 600 or better, plus Test of Written English (TWE) at 4.5+
  • TOEFL computer based 250 or better, plus Test of Written English (TWE) at 4.5+

How to apply

Domestic Students

The Master of International Security Studies is administered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. From Semester 2, 2012 students will be required to apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Information on how to apply can be found here.

For additional information and enquiries please contact the Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator Dr. James Reilly.

International Students

International students may apply online through the University's International Office or through an agent in their home country. Detailed information is available through the International Office, including how to apply and an application guide, application deadlines and access to the University of Sydney Online Application Service.

The following sites provide additional information that may be of interest to international students: