The Master of Studies (Advanced) is a flexible option for graduate studies at ANU for students whose needs are not met by following a program of study in a single academic discipline. Subject to meeting course entry requirements, you will be able to select courses from across the graduate course offerings available, allowing you to structure your studies and direct your learning in a way that meets your academic, personal and professional interests and enables you to develop skills and expertise in a range of learning areas. Your program culminates with the writing of a thesis on an approved topic.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- understand an advanced body of theoretical and applied topics;
- apply advanced skills in analysis, critical evaluation, and/or professional functions to solve complex problems;
- demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of advanced knowledge and skills to new situations;
- communicate complex knowledge, ideas, and solutions to problems to both specialists and non-specialists; and
- complete a major piece of independent research in the form of a thesis.
By transfer from the Master of Studies with a minimum GPA of 6/7 as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.
If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.
Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
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- 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 Studies (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, of which:
96 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses
The 96 units must consist of:
A maximum of 36 units from courses from the graduate classification: Transitional
A minimum of 36 units from completion of courses from the following graduate classifications:
24 units from completion of a thesis