single degree

Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MAPS
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • 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.

Career Options

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 Opportunities

In 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the cultures, societies and histories of the Asia-Pacific region
  2. Understand and apply advanced analytical tools and methods, and apply them to independent research on the Asia-Pacific region
  3. Demonstrate advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  4. Communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying approach and methods, individually and in groups
  5. Produce a sophisticated research project

Admission Requirements

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.

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, Pacific Studies, Politics and Public Policy, Security Studies, Sociology

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$24,432.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,944.00

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.

Program Requirements

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.

 

Study Options

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
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