International Affairs and Security

Master of International Affairs and Security (MIAS)

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Get ready for a career that could take you anywhere in the world, as you explore the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape societies.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

  • 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
  • CRICOS Code

    • 093074A
  • 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

Learn from experts in the field as you examine the issues facing today’s leaders in political economy, global trade and resource management. You will explore the impact of international institutions, international security and arms control, international law, human rights, conflict management and regional architecture.

You can choose to study professional-based electives including project management, ethics, and leading and managing non-government organisations.

You can also study policy-based electives to specialise in areas such as energy policy, environmental management, policy and law, or add up to two language units in either Indonesian or Japanese. 

6 reasons to study a Master in International Affairs and Security at Murdoch

  • Take on a professional internship or practical project to put your learning into practice as you gain academic credit.
  • Travel to Indonesia as part of the Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program and earn credits towards your Master.
  • Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
  • Most of our classes take place after work hours during the week, starting after 4.30pm, or on weekends.
  • Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and analysing data, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
  • Be taught by experts with industry experience in non-profit governmental organisations (NGOs), media, think-tanks, and government agencies in Australia and internationally.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • public policy and international affairs
  • global governance, security and the economy
  • security, conflict and violence
  • international law.

Your career

If you’re a recent graduate expanding your knowledge, or a professional exploring a new career direction, this course will give you new professional skills and a competitive edge in your career.

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills you need for careers in a wide variety of sectors, including government and foreign affairs, security agencies, international organisations, national and international non-government organisations and the private sector.

Careers could include:

  • Foreign Policy Consultant
  • Human Rights Advocacy/Officer
  • Campaigns and Advocacy Officer
  • International Programs Officer/Manager
  • Intelligence or Security Analyst or Officer.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this 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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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

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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  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

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

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

Your Document Checklist

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 – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae