Master of National Security Policy

Master of National Security Policy
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Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policymakers at the National Security College with the Master of National Security Policy. Our programs aim to develop graduates who have:

  • a deeper understanding of the traditional and non-traditional national security challenges facing Australia, Asia Pacific and the world;
  • a better appreciation of how Australia’s national security architecture functions;
  • an enhanced capacity to lead or contribute to strategy development within government; and
  • a deeper awareness of the security challenges involved in implementing national security policy and evaluating its effectiveness.
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The Master of National Security Policy requires the completion of 96 units (16 courses). Credit may be awarded for previous study and relevant work experience

Cognate disciplines

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies; Development Studies; Governance; History; International Affairs; International Relations; Law; Non Language Asian Studies; Pacific Studies; Policy Studies; Public Administration; Political Communication; Political Sciences; Security Studies; and Strategic Studies

See the full degree program structure and academic rules information:
Master of National Security Policy
Master of National Security Policy (Advanced)

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Scholarships and support

Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.

Find our more about scholarships and support that may be available to you for postgraduate qualification at ANU.


Costs associated with your study at ANU will depend on a number of things, including your study program and whether you’re a national or international student.

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