Ranked first in Australia and 24th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2019, The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra leads by example.
With its pre-eminent Crawford School of Public Policy, students looking to enhance their knowledge of global security challenges and acquire extensive policy experience always choose ANU.
The Crawford School of Public Policy is home to some of the region’s most important researchers and staff members in key advisory roles across government, business and civil society. It understands the importance of tackling global issues with effective solutions.
Built on an influential foundation of leadership and governance, the school has its own Advisory Council, Director and members from the public service and business worlds. Plus, the school boasts an Executive Committee made up of senior academic and professional staff who meet every month.
ANU Executive Master of Public Policy
If you’re fascinated by strategic policymaking, health policy in a globalising world, public finance and more, the one-year ANU Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) postgraduate degree is ideal for you.
Drawing on relevant scholarly debates on leadership and strategic policy-making in contemporary governance, you’ll reflect on your extensive policy experience and become confident enough to communicate with stakeholders at all levels, tackling complex policy challenges and leading high-level negotiations.
Designed and taught by world-class public policy scholars from Crawford School, this postgraduate degree is delivered through a mix of case-based, interactive and intensive modes of teaching.
Through a variety of thought-provoking and insightful modules, you’ll master the skills and theories you need to develop into an executive leader who works in a complex and dynamic policy environment.
In today’s fast-changing society, it’s also a necessity to graduate with an awareness of what your future employer might expect.
To exceed your employer’s expectations, Crawford School ensures that aspiring policy professionals can demonstrate a critical understanding of the key debates and think about governing in a global context.
They’ll also expect you to employ high-level analytical skills to evaluate policy challenges and outcomes, to influence debates and analysis of public policy issues and practical challenges across diverse cultural, developmental and institutional contexts, as well as to communicate strategically with a range of other actors in and outside of government.
You’ll also have opportunities for real-world learning through an executive Applied Policy Project, Research Project or internships. There are also a number of scholarship schemes to help you through your ANU adventure.
If this is a course that strikes your interest, find out more here and strengthen your policy potential.
ANU Master of National Security Policy
If you’re looking to specialise in security policy and connect your career to government, the private sector, international organisations or the media, a Master of National Security Policy (NSP) will provide you with a deep understanding of the security issues facing the Indo-Pacific region and the world.
At the edge of innovation, Crawford is a strategic school for any aspiring leader, and this multi-disciplinary postgraduate programme takes security studies to another level. Granting you access to experts and senior officials in the Australian capital, alongside insider views and networks of like-minded professionals.
Hosted by The National Security College (NSC), the Crawford ANU Graduate Booklet presents the course as a chance to acquire and contribute to the knowledge of past, present and future security challenges.
Graduates of this course often find themselves working in roles relating to the government, intelligence, the military, international organisations, civil society or the private sector, in Australia and around the world.
“This is a very practical course that will help me to contribute to Indonesia’s national security in the future,” says Floranesia Lantang, student of ANU’s Master of National Security Policy. “I’m now applying for a job in the public service as an analyst of human rights issues but I will also apply to non-government organisations like World Vision or UNICEF in Papua because it’s my mission to contribute to the education and development of society.”
If you want to join a network of experienced national security scholars, practitioners and policy-makers in Australia’s capital, discover more here.
The National Security College (NSC)
The NSC is particularly interested in the security challenges many countries face in an increasingly inter-connected world, and so strives to blend academic rigour with policymaking practicality.
Delving deep into the digital age, the college provides myriad opportunities for advancing national productivity, prosperity and innovation. Yet, as cyberspace facilitates social and economic exchange across geographical boundaries, there are increasing security and policy challenges that must be addressed.
Through a multidisciplinary approach to cyber-security, amongst other traditional and non-traditional security challenges, and collaboration with other ANU colleges and centres – including the College of Engineering and Computer Science – NSC conducts forward-thinking research and publications to highlight these security challenges.
Invest your talents and take a risk by studying abroad in Australia with ANU – a space in which high potential returns are guaranteed.
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