War Studies

University of New South Wales

Master Online
12 months
41010 AUD/year
27840 AUD/year
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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.

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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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


48 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code: 00098G
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41010 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41010 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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