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War Studies, Master

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The War Studies program from University of New South Wales is an interdisciplinary degree focused on war and its effects. It is built around a central core of subjects in military history, with additional options addressing topics in strategy, international relations, security and literature.


This War Studies program from University of New South Wales is well suited for history teachers and postgraduate scholars from a range of disciplines who have an interest in military history or armed conflict.

Why choose this degree?

The Master of War Studies hones analytical and interpretive skills within a wide range of military-related courses. Studies at UNSW Canberra offer unparalleled expertise in Australia, recognised success in the student experience and a high degree of compatibility with future career and study options.

Who should choose this degree?

Members of the Australian Defence Force and other military personnel, as well as members of the broader defence community, will find the degree has strong professional relevance. It is also suited to history teachers and others with a particular interest in Military History.

Career opportunities

International affairs, security and defence professionals in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, including Defence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Naval History and Strategy 
  • Amphibious Wartare 
  • Fighting the Second World War 
  • The Development otthe Art of War: A Survey 
  • Tne First world war 1914-1919 
  • Small Wars of Empire: Colonial Warfare trom 1700 
  • Australian Military History: An Introduction 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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General Requirements

  • You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations and this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you will be given an offer to study at UNSW.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37920 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27840 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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