The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with the skills you need to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level.
Relevant to diplomatic practitioners in diverse fields, this unique program draws on the internationally-renowned expertise of the staff of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, and positions you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers.
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.
Employment OpportunitiesIdeal for careers in the foreign ministries and in the international sections of other ministries - for example Australia Awards, Defence, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Immigration, Trade, Environment; IGOs - United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund; Journalism and NGOs such as the Red Cross.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of diplomacy as a practice and field of study.
- Represent their country or organisation effectively at an international level;
- Demonstrate knowledge of transnational diplomacy and its contemporary challenges, from the perspective of multiple actors, such as a civil service department, multilateral body, international corporation or non-government organisation;
- Use theories of diplomatic studies to reflect upon the global management of the world’s problems through diplomatic dialogue, and the role of the use of force;
- Understand and engage with transnational issues in a globalised environment; undertake the tasks of persuasion and advocacy;
- Design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions;
- Apply diplomatic skills such as negotiation, understanding of protocol and conflict resolution;.
- Apply knowledge of the dynamics of contemporary diplomacy, especially in the Asia-Pacific region;
- Develop high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy;
- Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms;
- Communicate their findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods in appropriate.
International Relations, Strategic Studies, International Law, Asia-Pacific Studies, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, International and Development Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Environmental Management and Development and Peace and Conflict Studies.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 70% average
All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.
- 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 Diplomacy requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
36 units from the following compulsory courses:
DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy
DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy: Politics, Economics, Law, and Strategy
DIPL8003 Case Studies in Diplomacy
DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
60 units from completion of courses from the following list:
DIPL8000 Research Methods in Diplomacy
DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace
DIPL8009 Diplomacy in a Globalising World
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
DIPL8012 Special Topics in Diplomacy
DIPL8014 Negotiation Workshop
INTR8011 International Relations Theory
INTR8013 International Political Economy
INTR8032 Global Security
INTR8036 World Politics
INTR8045 Global Governance
INTR8053 Ethics of Peace and War
INTR8055 Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy
INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation
INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics
INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia
INTR8065 Writing International Relations
INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy
INTR8070 International Organization
MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism
MEAS8112 Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics
NSPO8004 National Security Leadership and Risk Management
NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking
NSPO8007 National Security: Concepts and Challenges
NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations
NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia
NSPO8016 Governance, State Weakness and Human Security in Asia
NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime
NSPO8019 Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence
POGO8115 International Negotiations
SOCY8004 Interest Groups, Advocacy and Public Policy
STST8017 Special Topics in Strategic Studies