Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00100G

The Master of War Studies is an interdisciplinary study program focused on war and its effects. The program is built around a central core of subjects in Military History with additional options addressing topics in strategy, international relations, security and literature. The program is of strong professional relevance to members of the Australian Defence Force and other military personnel, as well as members of the broader defence community. The program's offerings in Military History also make it very well suited for history teachers and others with a particular interest in Military History. The program is also designed to meet the needs of Postgraduate scholars from a range of disciplines who have an interest in armed conflict.


  • Students undertaking the Master of War Studies are required to complete eight courses (48 UOC), with at least four courses (24 UOC) taken from those in the Core Course list. The core courses will normally be offered annually or at least every two years
  • the further options will be offered on an opportunity basis.


  • Core courses (select a minimum of 4): Naval History and Strategy, Fighting the Second World War, The Development of the Art of War, The First World War, Small Wars of Empire, Australian Military History, Air Power in the 21st Century, Contemporary Strategy.

Standard entry requirements

  • Relevant 4-year Bachelor degree or Honours degree
  • Or relevant Graduate Diploma
  • Or 3-year Bachelor degree and 3 years' relevant work experience
  • Or equivalent qualifications and/or related work experience

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra International: $25,440 No

Fee comments

Campuses: Canberra.

Note that this course is offered to international students by offshore external study only.

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