single degree

Master of Globalisation

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

How do you give your career an edge in an increasingly globalised world? You become an expert in globalisation itself.

The Master of Globalisation is the only degree in Australia focusing on the rapid pace of economic, cultural, political and social change in the world today and the challenges it brings.

The program is designed to meet your professional needs, with problem-based learning and tailored focus areas including security, development, environmental sustainability and regional implications.

Please be aware that any courses taken as part of the 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU list will not count towards the advanced degree should you decide to transfer. This is because the advanced degree has no free electives, as they are in practice replaced by a 24 unit thesis.

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.

Employment Opportunities

The Master of Globalisation will advance your career in multinational business, government, international organisations and non-government organisations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. develop a theoretical and pragmatic understanding of globalisation, its complexities and issues;
  2. develop an appreciation of different disciplinary approaches to globalisation and what each offers to contemporary understanding of global politics;
  3. develop advanced analytical skills;
  4. attain highly developed oral and written communication skills.

Further Information

  • Interested in writing a thesis? Check out the advanced version of this degree.
  • Please be aware that any courses taken as part of the 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU list will not count towards the advanced degree should you decide to transfer. This is because the advanced degree has no free electives, as they are in practice replaced by a 24 unit thesis.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 per cent

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.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Cognate disciplines

Anthropology, Area Studies eg. Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Governance, History, International Relations, Law, Philosophy, Politics, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Research, Sociology, Strategic Studies.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

For more information see:

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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Globalisation requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

POLS8031 Globalisation: Theories, Issues, Debates

POLS8032 Globalisation: the Interaction of Economics and Politics


A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

HIST8018 A Globalising World

HUMN6002 Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information

LAWS8182 Principles of International Law

SOCY6045 Third World Development


A maximum of 48 units from completion of courses from the any of the following lists:


Globalisation in Historical Perspective

ANTH6056 Belonging, Identity and Nationalism

HIST6121 Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000

HIST8015 Colonial Australia in an Imperial World

HIST8016 Settler Societies and Indigenous Encounters

HIST8017 Australia and the World at War

POLS6100 The Politics of Empire


The Global Economy

BUSI7001 Managing the Global Supply Chain

BUSI7019 The Global Business Environment

BUSI7110 International Business Strategy

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

POLS8029 Regional Integration in the Global Economy


Global Governance and Regionalism

ANTH6516 Violence and Terror

EURO8003 The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective.

INTR8045 Global Governance 1

INTR8046 The Evolution of the International System 1

MEAS8100 Oil Religion Politics and Conflict in the Middle East

MEAS8102 Islamic Radicalism

MEAS8103 Central Asia in Regional and Global Perspectives

MEAS8109 Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus

MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism

POLS8003 Culture and Development in Latin America

POLS8026 Latin America's International Relations


Globalisation in Asia

ASIA6030 The Origins of the International Order in Southeast Asia

ASIA6041 Mainland SE Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments

ASIA8610 Globalising Southeast Asia: Capitalism, Media, and 21st Century Cultures


Development and Migration

ANTH6009 Culture and Development

ANTH6515 Crossing Borders: Diasporas and Transnationalism

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

ANTH8009 Development in Practice

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy

POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World

POGO8044 Global Social Policy

POLS6101 Refugee Politics: Displacement and Exclusion in the 20th and 21st Centuries


Globalisation and the Environment

ANTH8047 Introduction to Indigenous Environments

DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6108 Sustainable Development

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation


Global Ethics

INTR8051 Ethics and Culture in World Politics

POLS8023 Human Rights in International Relations: Theory and Practice

POLS8028 Post-Conflict Justice


Global Security

INTR8032 Global Security 1

POLS8020 Non-Traditional Approaches to Security

POLS8021 Civilian Protection in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones

POLS8022 Norms & Ideas in International Security

POLS8024 Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

POLS8025 The Alliance in Question: Australia, the United States and the Challenge of Research

POLS8027 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

POLS8030 Critical Concepts in Nuclear Politics

STST8013 China's Defence and Strategic Challenges

STST8021 Intelligence and Security

STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century

STST8027 Insurgency & Counterinsurgency in an Age of Terror

STST8052 Strategy in Action: The Development of the Operational Art


International Law

LAWS8001 Introduction to Law, Governance and Development

LAWS8003 Transnational Business and Human Rights

LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement

LAWS8229 International Law of World Trade

LAWS8234 International Human Rights Law

LAWS8237 Health Law and Bioethics in Global Context

LAWS8252 International Refugee Law

LAWS8264 International Law of The Environment

LAWS8268 International Humanitarian Law

LAWS8566 International Criminal Law



ANIP6505 Australian National Internships Program B

ANIP6507 Australian National Internships Program D

POLS8033 Special Topic Globalisation


Intercultural Communication

ASIA6001 Language in Asia

LING6002 Language and Society

LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation

LING6017 Chinese Linguistics

LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication

LING6022 Language Policy and Language Politics


24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU


Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

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