Master On Campus

International Security

University of Adelaide

24 months
38000 AUD/year
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Understanding and managing these critical and fluid situations is a matter of the highest priority, both in Australia and abroad, with significant implications for foreign policy and international development. The Master of International Security from University of Adelaide prepares you to take the lead.


What will you do?

Studied over two years full-time, the degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge, awareness and skills to diagnose emergent cross-border security challenges and produce sustainable policy or practice solutions.

The International Security from University of Adelaide is designed and delivered by Adelaide’s internationally recognised academics, whose research informs Australian national security policy, international security organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs).

Highly interdisciplinary, it integrates knowledge from our politics, international relations, public policy, Asian studies and geography experts to provide you with:

  • advanced skills in identifying and analysing emerging global security threats
  • deep understanding of strategic cultures and unconventional conflict
  • the opportunity to explore particular interests in cyber security, Indo-Pacific security, national security law, transnational crime, human rights, the impact of climate change, and more
  • high-level research skills, through a major final-year research project.

Potential careers

Risk Analyst, Strategic Analyst, Information Management Officer, Business Analyst, Policy Adviser, Corporate Policy Advisor, Management Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Non Government Organisation Worker, Consultant, Political Adviser, Political Analyst, Cyber Intelligence Expert, Diplomat, Diplomatic corps, Telecommunications Analyst, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Intelligence Officer, International Aid Agency Employee, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst ...

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Security
  • Masterclass in Politics & International Relations
  • Strategic Cultures and Unconventional Conflict
  • International Relations of the Indo-Pacific
  • The Politics of the Internet: Pluralism in Digital Age
  • International Security Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0101767

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject

48 unit Conversion Pathway:
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent); or
  • Graduate Diploma in International Security; or
  • Graduate Certificate in International Security
36 Unit Extension Pathway:
  • Bachelor degree in Media in International Security, Strategic Studies, Political Science, International Relations or relevant cognate discipline

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Australian Full-fee place: $28,500

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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