Master of Strategic Studies

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

With an Asia transformed by the rise of China and India, and a world preoccupied with security issues, the current century has been defined by global strategic challenges. At the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), students can acquire the analytical frameworks they need to understand the complexity of this contemporary strategic environment, and Australia's place in it. The Centre's programs allows students to investigate areas such as: - Asia's strategic transformation - The conduct of operations across the spectrum of conflict, including counter insurgency - Global security issues such as the use of terrorism by extremist group - Strategic policy options for Australia and the region - The allocation of defence and intelligence resources in responding to these issues.


  • Strategic studies
  • International relations
  • National security policy

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $49,260
International: $70,365
  • Full-time : 2 years

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