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Australian National University (ANU)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced)

  • Masters (Coursework)

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; and the School of Regulation and Global Governance. 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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
VANPS, 093287K
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$28,224 per year / $28,224 total
International Fees
$43,344 per year / $43,344 total

About this course

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; and the School of Regulation and Global Governance. 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.

Entry requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 

 

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0

 

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

 

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, Sociology

 

In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 

 

Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0. 

However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

 

Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

 

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

 

Applications for course credit

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

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, Sociology

Indicative fees Domestic International Annual indicative fee for domestic students $28,224.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students $43,344.00 Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Study locations

Canberra

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at Australian National University (ANU).
89.4%
Overall satisfaction
86.3%
Skill scale
82%
Teaching scale
87.3%
Employed full-time
$91.3k
Average salary