Master of Asian and Pacific Studies

Australian National University ANU

The Master of Asia-Pacific Studies will give students the regional expertise they need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asia-Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of interest in the established fields of History, Cultural Studies, Politics, Security Studies, Asian Languages and Regional Studies. Through this program students will be taught by some of the world's most eminent scholars of the Asia-Pacific region.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,640
International: $80,832

Entry Requirements:

Admission requires a Bachelor Degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 5/7

Subjects you can Study:

Asia-Pacific studies; China studies; Development studies in Asia and the Pacific; Environment in Asia and the Pacific; History and culture in Asia and the Pacific; Northeast Asian studies; Pacific studies; Politics and international affairs in Asia and the Pacific; Security studies in Asia and the Pacific; South and Southeast Asian studies

Study Pathways:

Up to 24 units of credit is available for a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline. Up to 48 units of credit is available for an Honours degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline. Cognate disciplines: 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, and Sociology

Who for:

Graduates employed or seeking employment in government, education, international business, journalism, research, analysis, and non-government agencies

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years

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