Graduate Diploma in International Security New
Analyse and manage international risk
Security is a matter of constant concern for all countries and multinational bodies. It must be actively monitored, sensitively managed and strategically enhanced to maintain social, political and economic stability—and, of course, protect lives.
Our Graduate Diploma in International Security prepares you to play a senior role.
What will you do?
Studied over 12 months full-time, the degree will equip you with the specialist knowledge, awareness and skills to diagnose emergent cross-border security challenges and assess sustainable policy or practice solutions.
The program is designed and delivered by Adelaide’s internationally recognised academics, whose research informs Australian national security policy, international security organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs).
Highly interdisciplinary, it integrates knowledge from our politics, international relations, public policy, Asian studies and geography experts to deliver you:
- high-level skills in identifying and analysing emerging global security threats
- broad understanding of strategic cultures and unconventional conflict
- the opportunity to explore particular interests in cyber security, Indo-Pacific security, national security law, transnational crime, human rights, the impact of climate change, and more.
Where could it take you?
You could find yourself analysing threats in a national security agency. You might help develop risk-mitigation strategies for an international non-government organisation operating in conflict zones. Perhaps you’ll contribute to Indo-Pacific policy for Australia’s growing defence industry.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year.
For our students who are studying offshore in Semester 2, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD117 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree (or equivalent) OR a completed Graduate Certificate in International Security.SATAC Code: 3GD117
CRICOS 0101768 Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $26,000
Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $35,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Management Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Non Government Organisation Worker, Consultant, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Political Analyst, Corporate Policy Advisor, Cyber Intelligence Expert, Diplomat, Risk Analyst, Strategic Analyst, Telecommunications Analyst, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Information Management Officer, Intelligence Officer, International Aid Agency Employee
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.
You will need to complete a total of not less than 24 units, from the following courses:
You must complete all of the below core courses:
POLIS 7026 International Security (6 units)
POLIS 7001 Masterclass in Politics & International Relations (6 units)
POLIS 7002 Strategic Cultures and Unconventional Conflict (6 units)
And 6 units from:
POLIS 7004 International Relations of the Indo-Pacific (6 units)
POLIS 7021 The Politics of the Internet: Pluralism in Digital Age (6 units)
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Last updated: Wednesday, 20 May 2020