Master of International Security

University of Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00026A

This program provides the knowledge and skills relevant to understanding both traditional and emerging security challenges. International security studies traverse a complex and frequently interconnected set of issues that have great salience for the world in which we live. These include the causes and consequences of war between states, intrastate ethnic, religious and ideological conflicts, threats to human security and the stability of states arising from environmental degradation, and the transnational security challenges posed by infectious diseases and organised crime.


  • The embedded courses in this sequence are: (a) Graduate Certificate
  • (b) Graduate Diploma
  • (c) Master. Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.


  • American/united states studies
  • Government and international relations
  • International security studies
  • International studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Graduate Certificate

Study pathways

Exit points: Graduate Certificate in International Security; Graduate Diploma in International Security.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Camperdown/Darlington Domestic: $58,000
International: $88,000
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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