36 months
38400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Security Studies at Macquarie University will prepare you to meet the needs of this rapidly changing sector by teaching you about security from a range of perspectives, including risk management, emergency response, national resilience, business continuity planning, law enforcement and the use of military force. 


At no other point in history has our world experienced a set of security challenges to the extent to which it does today. Because of this, governments and businesses need security analysts with the knowledge, skills and creativity to respond to such dynamic and complex challenges.

Career after the Security Studies at Macquarie University

So that you’re equipped with the knowledge and skills employers require now and in the future, we design many of our degrees in consultation with a range of industries and sectors. Having such experts involved in creating the fundamentals of your degree provides you with opportunities to contextualise your learning, and gain the latest career insights.


  • Business consultant
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Military officer
  • Policy adviser
  • Risk analyst
  • Security consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Thinking
  • New Security Challenges
  • Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific
  • International Security in the 20th Century
  • Cybercrime 
  • Intelligence and Counter Intelligence
  • Modern Warfare

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International selection rank: 75. The selection rank is based on the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). It determines the minimum eligibility requirements for entry to Macquarie.
  • CRICOS CODE: 083744F 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38400 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic Commonwealth supported place 

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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