Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced) will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies program is a world leader in the teaching of Asian languages, and offers notable opportunities for student mobility through in-country study. In this program you will be taught by some of the world's most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific who are based in the prestigious College of Asia at the Pacific at the ANU, with its constituent academic units: the School of Culture, History and Language; the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs; the Crawford School of Public Policy; the School of Regulation and Global Governance; and the Australian Centre on China in the World. Graduates of the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced) will also have proven skills in independent research for the purposes of further academic or professional research.


96 units (2 year part-time) including 48 units of compulsory introductory graduate courses


  • Specialisations in Burmese Language and Culture Chinese Language and Culture Hindi Language and Culture Indonesian Language and Culture Japanese Language and Culture Korean Language and Culture Literary Chinese language and culture Mongolian language and culture

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission requires a Bachelor Degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 6.0/7.0
  • All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Study pathways

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor Degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants who have completed an Honours degree in a cognate discipline or a Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (on year) of credit. Cognate disciplines are Asian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, International Business, International Relations, Language Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Media Studies and Journalism, Pacific Studies, Politics and Public Policy, Security Studies, Sociology

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra Domestic: $56,640
International: $80,832
No information available No
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Further information

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 72 units of the degree to remain enrolled in the Master of Asia and Pacific Studies (Advanced). Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of Asia and Pacific Studies.

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