International security

Are you dreaming of a career with a global focus?

Enquire now to find out how the Bachelor of International Security Studies is your first step to turning this dream into a reality. This degree will prepare you for a successful career in government (including foreign affairs and trade, defence, the Australian Federal Police or secret intelligence agencies), international organisations (like the United Nations or Amnesty International), or international businesses who face global security issues (such as Boeing and BHP Billiton).

Studying this degree will develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the security challenges facing our world with particular reference to the Asia Pacific region. You’ll develop Asian language skills, have the flexibility to choose electives in other disciplines from across ANU and participate in a range of hands-on extra-curricular activities including “war games”.

Taught by internationally renowned experts at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) - Australia’s foremost centre for strategic and security studies – you’ll graduate with a qualification which will open doors to a truly global career.

Combine this degree with almost any other degree at ANU – including law, international relations, engineering, commerce or economics – and your specialist knowledge of Asia and the Pacific will ensure you are recognised ahead of your peers when starting your career in Australia or overseas.

We also give you the opportunity to truly engage with the Asia Pacific region through dedicated in-country study programs. These programs are offered in a number of countries and range in length from a couple of weeks to six months. Both language and non-language opportunities available so you can tailor make your adventure of a lifetime.

And because we know adventures don’t come cheap, we will give you a minimum of $3,000  to help fund your study and travel overseas.

Please note, this program replaces the Bachelor of Asia Pacific Security which will no longer be available from 2015.

View the program flyer or visit Programs and Courses for full program requirements, study options and course information.


Graduate profile

Justin James

Meet Justin James

I’ve always been interested in global issues of strategy and security, but since I grew up in the coalfields of Central North Queensland, it was never something I considered to be a viable career p

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Meet Nu Nguyen

“I’m from Vietnam. I chose ANU because it’s one of the top 20 universities in the world, on par with many top British and American universities.

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 Hannah Woodford-Smith

Meet Hannah Woodford-Smith

With a self-proclaimed “clichéd dream to help people and effect positive change in the world,” Hannah Woodford-Smith enrolled in the Bac

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Sophie Rolph

Meet Sophie Rolph

"My name is Sophie and I am studying a Bachelor of International Security Studies / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)."

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