The National Security Policy degree at the Australian National University offers a world-class qualification in national security. Core courses provide foundations in concepts and practical policy skills, with a focus on navigating the Australian security landscape. Electives examine the horizon of present and future risks, from pandemics, climate change, terrorism and cyber attacks through to Indo-Pacific geopolitical crises, US-China tensions, foreign interference and information warfare.
To address these challenges, students may choose a policy grounding in security-related aspects of such areas as law, bureaucracy, politics, ethics, history, intelligence, geoeconomics, risk-management, civil-military relations, migration, gender, energy and critical technologies.
- Demonstrate a multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary and emerging national security challenges affecting Australia
- Develop an intellectually rigorous conception of national security connecting theoretical, historical and practical perspectives
- Use concepts and frameworks to critically analyse complex and contemporary issues in the area of national security
- Demonstrate a working understanding of the context, processes, challenges and options for national security policy development and implementation
- Communicate ideas, analysis and arguments on national security.
- National Security Policymaking
- National Security: Concepts and Methods
- Ethical Challenges for National Security
- Cyber and Emerging Technologies in National Security
- Leadership, Risk and National Security Crisis Management
- Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
- Ethics and Technology of War
- National Security since 1945
- History for Policymakers
- Geoeconomics and National Security
- 18 months
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- Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 5/7; or
- Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
- 48 units of courses in a postgraduate program with a GPA of 4/7; or
- Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma with a GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
- Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
- A minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.
International47940 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 47940 AUD per year during 18 months.
National33520 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33520 AUD per year during 18 months.
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