The Master of International Security is offered within the Department of Government and International Relations.
The International Security programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to understanding both traditional and emerging security challenges, drawing on a wide range of disciplinary fields including defence, international relations, strategic studies, political science, economics, environmental studies, law, business, public health, biology, and demography.
International security traverses a complex and frequently interconnected set of issues that have great salience for the world in which we live. They range from the causes and consequences of war between states to ethnic, religious, and ideological conflicts. They also include threats to human security and the stability of states from environmental degradation, infectious diseases, climate change, and the activities of non-state actors.
Graduates will be well equipped to develop rewarding career paths in international security, in both the public and private sectors as well as with international and non-government organisations.
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See also: International Studies, International Relations and Public Policy
There are currently no research degrees offered in International Security, but potential applicants are referred to the Government and International Relations section of the postgraduate handbook.
Awards and Requirements
Please refer to the degree resolutions in this Handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.
Graduate Certificate in International Security
To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in International Security, students complete a total of four units of study (24 credit points), including either 18 credit points of core units of study and 6 credit points of elective units of study or 24 credit points of core units of study.
Graduate Diploma in International Security
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Security are required to complete 36 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study, with at least 6 credit points from Section A.
Master of International Security
Candidates for the Master of International Security are required to complete 60 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study, with at least 18 credit points from Section A.