Master of Strategic Studies (Advanced)

The Australian National University (ANU)

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

This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career. The program offers advanced coursework and research opportunities in strategic studies. Students 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.


The Masters of Strategic Studies (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units.

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 6/7
  • OrGraduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 5/7
  • Or48 units of courses in a postgraduate degree program with a 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. Cognate disciplines: Politics, political science, international relations, history, sociology, economics, public policy, public administration, strategic studies, and social science.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $106,740 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

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).

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