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Strategic Studies (Advanced)

Australian National University

24 months
47940 AUD/year
33520 AUD/year
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The Strategic Studies (Advanced) program at the Australian National University opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career. Our program offers advanced coursework and research opportunities in strategic studies.  


During the Strategic Studies (Advanced) program at the Australian National University, you will develop strong analytical frameworks and practical skills for understanding the leading challenges in strategy and security policy.  

These approaches are explored in the context of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre’s main research and teaching concentrations of Australian defence and security issues, Asia-Pacific security and global strategic issues.

Learning Outcomes 

  • demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and cognitive skills in strategic and defence studies;
  • possess an integrated understanding of the conduct of strategy, military operations, and its relationship to policy;
  • be capable of undertaking strategic and policy analysis and be able to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information relating to the conduct of strategy and military operations;
  • possess the technical skills needed to access the academic literature in the fields of study associated with strategic and defence studies;
  • demonstrative high levels of independent research and apply established theories and concepts and exercise expert judgement in military, defence or policy contexts as relevant to both Australian and international settings;
  • apply strategic concepts and knowledge to practical, contemporary problems using case studies from a range of global environments and circumstances;
  • demonstrate high levels of written and oral communication in the field of strategic and defence studies;
  • Design and undertake a substantial research-based project in a way that makes a contribution to knowledge in the field of strategic and defence studies. 

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Studies
  • Strategic Studies Concepts and Asia Pacific Conflict
  • The Resort to Force: Understanding Military Power
  • The New Power Politics of Asia
  • Australian Strategic and Defence Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 082355E 

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7.
  • Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 72 units of courses attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Master of Strategic Studies (Advanced).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47940 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 47940 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33520 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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