International Affairs and Security

Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)

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This is a multi-disciplinary professional degree that explores the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape our region and world.

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  • Course Code

    • M1266
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Course Code

    • M1266
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

The Master of International Affairs and Security is a multi-disciplinary professional degree that explores the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape our region and world. Taking advantage of Murdoch’s Indo-Pacific outlook, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills for careers in a wide variety of sectors including government and foreign affairs, international organisations, national and international non-government organisations and the private sector.

Taught by experts in the field you will examine contemporary issues in political economy, global trade, resource management, the role of international institutions, international security and arms control, international law, human rights, conflict management and regional architecture, and can choose from a range of electives to suit your professional needs and policy interests, including an opportunity to study Indonesian or Japanese. This course also includes a capstone unit, which is a special unit that consolidates everything you have learned in your course and gives you the opportunity to apply your learning to a practical issue. Within this capstone unit, you can opt to undertake either a policy case study project, professional internship or supervised research thesis.

This course is suitable for students working in or seeking a career in all areas of international affairs, including the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. You will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise in global public policy, relevant to a broad range of settings such as foreign ministries, security agencies, multinational corporations, regional and international organisations, and international non-government organisations.

This course is provided by the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs.

CRICOS Code: 093074A

 

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
  • School

    • School of Business and Governance
  • Qualification

    • Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students up to $10,000 off your first year tuition fee via the International Welcome Scholarships. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae