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Master of Public Policy in Foreign and Defence Policy

Become an expert in the foreign and defence policy decision-making methods of major powers in the Asia Pacific, including Australia.

  • Degree specialisation designed to provide a gateway to securing foreign and defence policy roles
  • Develop expertise in foreign policy decision-making processes
  • Implement response strategies relating to foreign and defence policy changes

If your aim is to become an expert in foreign policy decision making, this degree specialisation is for you. With a specific focus on defence-related matters, you will develop in-demand expertise on the decision-making methods adopted by major powers in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, and how they interact.

By drawing on theoretical frameworks, you will build niche skills in the analysis of changes in the strategic environment, and gain clarity on the role foreign and defence policies have in responding to these changes.

You will communicate meaningfully with external audiences about the challenges facing the Asia Pacific.

Related disciplines

  • Economics
  • Law
  • International Politics
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Sciences
  • Sociology

View the full degree program structure, admission requirements and academic information.

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Graduate profile

Gabriella Andrews

Meet Gabriella Andrews

"Having a strong interest in Australia’s relationships with nations in the Indo-Pacific region throughout high school, I looked no further than a combined degree in International Security Studies a

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Meet Simon Fenske

As the first member of his family to travel to Canberra, let alone study at ANU, Cairns-native Simon Fenske braved the capital’s cool climate to join a community of the world’s leaders in Pacific S

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Veitania Lepani

Riding a new wave

"I just liked the sound of it! It’s more relevant to me than Asia Pacific studies, being focused specifically on the Pacific. It gives you a chance to learn at a university level about the place that you come from. Most Pacific Islanders don’t really get that chance in high school."

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