James Mortensen, PhD candidate at the National Security College
James Mortensen, PhD candidate at the National Security College
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James Mortensen started his doctoral studies at the National Security College (NSC) two years ago. His journey to NSC has been full of adventures in different directions.
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NSC student Daniela Garcia
NSC student Daniela Garcia
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Ecuadorian career diplomat Daniela Garcia is on her second graduate degree: the Master of National Security Policy (Advanced) at the NSC.
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With an additional research component, you'll nominate and explore an emerging national security challenge in-depth.
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Doctoral scholar probes Australia's Africa policy
Doctoral scholar probes Australia's Africa policy
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PhD student Nikola Pijovic highlights NSC's link between academia and policymaking.
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James Mortensen, PhD candidate at the National Security College
James Mortensen started his doctoral studies at the National Security College (NSC) two years ago. His journey to NSC has been full of adventures in different directions.
NSC student Daniela Garcia
Ecuadorian career diplomat Daniela Garcia is on her second graduate degree: the Master of National Security Policy (Advanced) at the NSC.
NSC defence overlay image
With an additional research component, you'll nominate and explore an emerging national security challenge in-depth.
Doctoral scholar probes Australia's Africa policy
PhD student Nikola Pijovic highlights NSC's link between academia and policymaking.

Study

As a student at the National Security College you’ll be joining a supportive and passionate community of students, alumni and national security practitioners. You’ll engage with world-leading scholars at the cutting edge of national security research, with the wider national security community, and with leaders in government, politics, business and NGOs in Australia and internationally.

We provide you with the knowledge and skills to lead and contribute to national security strategy development within government, industry or non-government organisations.

National Security College student
National Security College student

Master of National Security Policy

Understand the current and emerging national security challenges facing our region and the world. Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers.

Understand the current and emerging national security challenges facing our region and the world. Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers.

Master of National Security Policy (Advanced)

With an additional research component, you’ll develop the skills to implement and evaluate effective policy responses and graduate as a future leader in national security strategy development.

With an additional research component, you’ll develop the skills to implement and evaluate effective policy responses and graduate as a future leader in national security strategy development.

PhD study

Our doctoral program develops leading experts in security policy with strong research skills.

Our doctoral program develops leading experts in security policy with strong research skills.

Scholarships

National security scholarships cover the tuition fees for up to 50 per cent of the program requirements for prospective high achievers.

National security scholarships cover the tuition fees for up to 50 per cent of the program requirements for prospective high achievers.

Our students

We offer a practical and supportive environment for a vibrant community of students, creating a unique and rewarding experience.

We offer a practical and supportive environment for a vibrant community of students, creating a unique and rewarding experience.

International students

Our community of students and staff is made up a rich mix of backgrounds, experience and knowledge from all over the world.

Our community of students and staff is made up a rich mix of backgrounds, experience and knowledge from all over the world.

Course guide

Our courses are unique because our degrees are exceptional. They are developed and updated in response to a changing world.

Our courses are unique because our degrees are exceptional. They are developed and updated in response to a changing world.

Academic Skills Advisers
Academic Skills Advisers

Academic Skills Advisers

Expert academic advisers will ensure you make a smooth transition to study and have access to support throughout your academic journey.

Expert academic advisers will ensure you make a smooth transition to study and have access to support throughout your academic journey.

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‘The National Security College is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and The Australian National University’

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