Master of International Security
Understand and manage global threats. The range and complexity of security challenges facing the world has never been greater—and it’s continually growing. Climate change, cyber-attack, violent extremism and inter-state rivalries are a constant threat to stability for nation-states and regions all over the globe.
Your next career move
Understanding and managing critical and fluid situations is a matter of the highest priority, both in Australia and abroad, with significant implications for foreign policy and international development. Our Master of International Security prepares you to play your part.
Align yourself with a leading university
The University of Adelaide is consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.
Gain valuable experience
Get advanced training in identifying and analysing emerging global security threats. Develop skills critical for careers in: national security community and government agencies, Indo-Pacific governance, international organisations, non-government organisations (development, aid, capacity-building, disaster and relief) and Australia’s growing defence industry.
Flexible study options
Get a rapid qualification with a Graduate Certificate in International Security and work your way towards a Masters - at your own pace
Commit to a level of study that suits you
- 4 subjects
- 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
- Only available to domestic applicants
Obtain a degree higher than a bachelor degree with the Graduate Certificate in International Security.
- 6 subjects
- One year full-time or part-time equivalent
- Only available to domestic students
Prepare yourself for a senior strategic role whilst getting a taste of the Master of International Security
- 12 subjects plus research project
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Diagnose emerging global security challenges and create sustainable solutions.
Dr Tim Legrand, Program Coordinator
“In an increasingly uncertain and complex world, successfully navigating the challenges of international security is amongst the chief priorities of governments, not–for–profits and the private sector. The Master of International Security will furnish you with the requisite knowledge of current and emerging global security dilemmas and equip you with the advanced analytical skills necessary to tackle them.”
Revelations regarding the scale and sophistication of interference in the 2016 US presidential race through digital disinformation shocked the world. At home here in Australia, many wondered: Could that happen to us?
You’ll graduate well equipped for senior security strategy and policy-related roles across the globe. Specific roles include but are not limited to:
- Intelligence Analyst
- Senior Policy Officer
- Strategic Analyst
- Information Management Officer
- Risk Analyst
Located in the heart of Adelaide's cultural and shopping precinct
Study Postgraduate International Security in the heart of Adelaide.
Adelaide has a bustling, energetic city centre and is renowned for its festivals, cultural life and sporting events.