Master of International Affairs and Security

Murdoch University

The Master of International Affairs and Security is a multi-disciplinary professional degree that explores the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape our region and world. Taking advantage of Murdoch's Indo-Pacific outlook, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills for careers in a wide variety of sectors including government and foreign affairs, international organisations, national and international non-government organisations and the private sector. Taught by experts in the field you will examine contemporary issues in political economy, global trade, resource management, the role of international institutions, international security and arms control, international law, human rights, conflict management and regional architecture, and can choose from a range of electives to suit your professional needs and policy interests, including an opportunity to study Indonesian or Japanese. This course also includes a capstone unit, which is a special unit that consolidates everything you have learned in your course and gives you the opportunity to apply your learning to a practical issue. Within this capstone unit, you can opt to undertake either a policy case study project, professional internship or supervised research thesis. This course is suitable for students working in or seeking a career in all areas of international affairs, including the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise in global public policy, relevant to a broad range of settings such as foreign ministries, security agencies, multinational corporations, regional and international organisations, and international non-government organisations.

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree (any)

Subjects you can Study:

International affairs

Who for:

Students working in or seeking a career in most areas of international affairs, including the public, private and not-for-profit sectors

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info No
Murdoch No info No Part time 4 years
Murdoch No info No Full time 2 years
Murdoch No info No

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.

 

Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.

 

Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.

 

Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.

 

Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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