This unique and highly regarded ANU graduate program opens the right doors for students seeking a successful career. Our program offers advanced coursework and research opportunities in strategic studies.
You will develop strong analytical frameworks and practical skills for understanding the leading challenges in strategy and security policy. These approaches are explored in the context of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre's main research and teaching concentrations of Australian defence and security issues, Asia-Pacific security and global strategic issues.
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Welcome to the Master of Strategic Studies (Advanced). This section will help you to choose which courses you should enrol in for your first semester as well as general information to assist you throughout your degree.
Students are to follow the degree requirements for the year you commenced the program. If you would like to undertake a course that is not listed in your degree requirements, you will need to seek approval by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolment is managed through the Interactive Student Information System (ISIS) while the online learning platform is known as Wattle. These two websites will be some of the most common sites used throughout your degree. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with them as soon as possible.
What courses should I enrol in, I have not received any credit
If you have not received any credit for previous study and you are commencing in Semester 1, you will enrol in the following courses:
STST8001 Strategic Studies (12 units)
STST8002 The New Power Politics of Asia (6 units)
STST8010 Strategic Studies Concepts and Methods (6 units)
If you have not received any credit for previous study and you are commencing in Semester 2, you will enrol in the following courses:
STST8052 The Resort to Force: Understanding Military Power (6 units)
STST8004 Australian Strategic and Defence Policy (6 unit)
STST8051 Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic Alliances and Australian Security (6 units)
Strategy Elective (6 units)
Strategy Elective (6 units)
What courses should I enrol in, I have received 24 units of credit
If you have received 24 units of credit you are exempt from completing the equivalent of 24 units of electives, you will still need to complete all compulsory courses.
If you are currently enrolled in the Master of Strategic Studies and you are considering applying for the Advanced program, you will need to maintain a GPA of 6/7 and have completed 24 units of study in the Master of Strategic Studies (ANU courses only, credit will not be included in this calculation).
A GPA of 6/7 is equivalent to a Distinction average. See GPA website for more information.
Applications to transfer generally close 31 May for a semester 2 transfer and 31 October for a transfer to semester 1 the following year. This means that you have to apply before you have received your final results however the application will only be processed once all grades are finalised.
For more information, please see the following website on Transferring between degrees
If you have any queries regarding your degree, courses or enrolments, please feel free to contact the Student Engagement Team at email@example.com
We look forward to assisting you through your degree and your time here at ANU with the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.