- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan MAPST
- CRICOS code 083817E
- UAC code
Field of Education
- Society and Culture
The Master of Asia-Pacific Studies will give you the regional expertise you 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, Asian Languages and Regional Studies. In this program you will be taught by some of the most eminent scholars of the Asia-Pacific in the world.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
This program is available for applications until spring session, 2016
Employment OpportunitiesIn today’s globalised world success for business, government and international organisations depends heavily on strong relationships with Asia. This means that employers across the globe now actively recruit graduates who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the region.
Graduates are found all over the world in exciting and challenging jobs across many fields including international relations or trade, development, government and policy, banking and finance, tourism, media, education, information technology, communications, journalism, aid, marketing and many other fields.
Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the cultures, societies and histories of the Asia-Pacific region
- Understand and apply advanced analytical tools and methods, and apply them to independent research on the Asia-Pacific region
- Demonstrate advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying approach and methods, individually and in groups
- Produce a sophisticated research project
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent
All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students
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.
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, Pacific Studies, Politics and Public Policy, Security Studies, Sociology
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
The Master of Asia-Pacific Studies requires the completion of 96 units which must include:
18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
ASIA8020 Asia-Pacific Core Studies A
ASIA8021 Asia-Pacific Core Studies B
ASIA8512 Supervised Project in Asia-Pacific Studies
12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ASIA2065 Comparative Politics
ASIA2301 The Peopling of Asia & the Pacific
ASIA2302 Culture & Modernity in Asia
ASIA2303 Ethnography & Religion in Asia
ASIA2304 What is Literature? Asian Perspectives
ASIA2307 Empire in Asia
ASIA2308 Language histories in Asia and the Pacific
INTR2010 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific
INTR2010 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
STST2001 International Security issues in the Asia Pacific
42 units from completion of courses from the following list:
ARCH6022 Long-term Biodiversity and Climate Change in Asia-Pacific
ASIA8051 Language and Power in Asia: Speech, Script and Society
ASIA8040 Engaging Asia: Working with Government
ASIA6114 Southeast Asian Frontiers: Thailand and Burma/Myanmar
ASIA6151 Archaeology in China
ASIA6516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development
ASIA8012 Friends, Family, Connections: Practices of Relatedness in Chinese Worlds
ASIA8013 The Cultural Politics of India
ASIA8028 Special Topics in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8038 Writing Ethnography in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8108 Fun and Politics in Everyday Life
ASIA8610 Globalising Southeast Asia: Capitalism, Media, and 21st Century Cultures
ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8046 Maps and Mapping for the Social Sciences and Humanities
ASIA8050 Social Conflict and Environmental Challenges in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8047 The Death of God in the Asia-Pacific
ASIA8513 China: the Big Questions
ASIA8514 China: Wealth and Power
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
INTR8058 Politics of Islam in Southeast Asia
INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia
PASI6005 Pacific Islands Field School
PASI8008 Oceanic Encounters: Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific
A minimum of 12 units from completion of further 6000 or 8000 level courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
A maximum of 12 units from completion of further 2000 or 3000 level courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.
|Year 1 48 units||ASIA8020 Asia-Pacific Core Studies A 6 units||ASIA2302 Culture and Modernity in Asia: Anthropological Perspectives 6 units||ASIA8013 The Cultural Politics of India 6 units||THAI6102 Thai 1A 6 units|
|ASIA8021 Asia-Pacific Core Studies B 6 units||ASIA2307 History of Empire in Asia 6 units||ASIA8038 Writing Ethnography in Asia and the Pacific 6 units||THAI6103 Thai 1B 6 units|
|Year 2 48 units||ASIA8046 Maps and Mapping for the Social Sciences and Humanities 6 units||ASIA6516 Indonesia:Politics, Society and Development 6 units||CHIN8514||THAI6002 Thai 2A 6 units|
|PASI8008 Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific 6 units||ASIA8047 The Death of God in the Asia-Pacific 6 units||ASIA8512 Supervised Project in Asia-Pacific Studies 6 units||THAI6003 Thai 2B 6 units|