Monday to Friday: 8am - late
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm
FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment
Self-paced, max of 10 years
Enquire for upcoming start dates
The Master of International Security Studies offered by Open Universities Australia focuses on the broad spectrum of traditional and non-traditional global security issues that pervade the current geopolitical climate. This postgraduate international security course will give you in-depth knowledge and training in the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that inform the current international security landscape.
This involves understanding the emergence of non-traditional threats such as pandemics, natural disasters, humanitarian intervention, economic security and environmental security, in conjunction with more conventional military threats, terrorism, law enforcement and critical infrastructure protection.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:
In this Master of International Security Studies program, the subjects you will study include:
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of International Security Studies from Macquarie University.
Upon completion of this master's program, graduates most commonly find employment with state and federal police services, defence forces, intelligence agencies, border protection and public sector agencies involved in the national security field. There are also ample opportunities within the private security industry and the cyber security sector.
Wondering where a career in security could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
FEE-HELP is available.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
Fill out this form and a Study Consultant from Open Universities Australia will get back to you.