Master On Campus

International Security

University of Sydney

12 months
44000 AUD/year
29000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The International Security program at the University of Sydney makes you explore complex, interconnected issues such as causes and consequences of war; ethnic, religious and ideological conflict; and threats from climate change, disease and nuclear proliferation. We will draw on economics, political science, law, business, public health and more. 


The International Security program at the University of Sydney will rovide an extraordinary depth and breadth of study. Our teachers are actively engaged with the policy community and regularly undertake field research within the region. 

Through our Centre for International Security Studies, you will have the opportunity to take classes in international relations, public policy and Australian politics, and receive broad training in international security. 

The Department of Government and International Relations has links to some of the major policy think tanks in Australia, such as the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and the Lowy Institute.

Career Pathways  

You may wish to work in Australian government agencies that deal with security issues, diplomacy, risk management, consulting for corporations and non-government organisations, and journalism.

Our graduates can be found in roles in KPMG, the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Defence and the Lowy Institute, to name a few.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English for Postgraduates
  • American Exceptionalism  
  • Anti-Terrorism Law 
  • Asia Pacific Politics 
  • Asian Language Acquisition
  • Australian Enviro Politics and Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 082906A 

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification
  • Candidates may apply for a Reduced Volume of Learning (RVL) if they have completed the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in International Security or if they have an Honours degree in a relevant discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $14,500 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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