Master of Special Operations and Irregular Warfare

Study Programme Details
City: Canberra
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Master of Special Operations and Irregular Warfare at UNSW Canberra. Tailored for military personnel, security policy experts, and ambitious postgraduate scholars, this program offers a profound understanding of special operations as a dynamic military instrument. Beyond tactical and operational skills, students delve into the strategic intricacies of contemporary armed conflicts.


Within the landscape of irregular warfare, special operations play a pivotal role, yet their depth often remains underestimated. The Master of Special Operations and Irregular Warfare at UNSW Canberra is uniquely designed to bridge this gap. By seamlessly integrating special operations-focused content with electives covering broader issues in strategy and security, this program transcends traditional boundaries.

Employing an active voice and persuasive language, our program equips military personnel and security policy experts with a comprehensive understanding of special operations, extending beyond mere tactical and operational skills. Dive into a curriculum that not only shapes your expertise in the field but also provides a holistic view of strategy and security.

Admission Requirements

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Students undertaking the Master of Special Operations and Irregular Warfare are required to take 8 courses (48 UOC) comprising 24 UOC of core courses, with the remaining courses selected in any combination from the elective courses.

The core courses will normally be offered annually or at least every two years; the elective courses will be offered on an opportunity basis.

  • International Fee to Complete Degree $39,340
  • Domestic Fee to Complete Degree $29,810

Future Career Outcomes

Witness the success stories of our alumni who have navigated the dynamic landscape of special operations and irregular warfare. Our graduates seamlessly align with industry demands, equipped with skills honed through a program that adapts to the evolving job market.

Discover the relevance of your skill development journey and its direct correlation to real-world success. The Master’s program at UNSW Canberra ensures you not only meet but exceed the expectations of an ever-changing professional landscape.

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