Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

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.

Course Fee:

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

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


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

Subjects you can Study:

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

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

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.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time
Canberra No info No Part time
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

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