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Flexible Double Masters

A single three year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete the requirements of both degrees; to complete in three years students must choose 24 units of compulsory and/or core courses from degree B to satisfy the requirement for 24 units of free electives in program A.


The following degrees are available in this double degree program:

Master of Anthropology

Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science

Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies

Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine

Master of Demography

Master of Design

Master of Digital Arts

Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

Master of General and Applied Linguistics

Master of Globalisation

Master of History

Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

Master of Music

Master of Political Science

Master of Social Research

Master of Translation

Master of Visual Arts

Admission Requirements

Meet the admission requirements for each of your degree choices in the Flexible Double Degree framework.

Additional application requirements for:

Master of Digital Arts 
Master of Visual Arts

Entry to these programs requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works and other supporting material. Before applying, applicants should consult the ANU School of Art website where the requirements are listed and supporting material submission information is detailed.

Master of Music
•    Applicants will be expected to have pre-existing musical knowledge such as a competency level equivalent to completion of an undergraduate major in music performance or music composition, or equivalent qualifications or experience.
•    Entry to the Graduate Music Performance courses is by audition at an appropriate standard. Applicants wishing to enrol in Graduate Music Performance courses are advised to contact the School to arrange for an audition as soon as possible. E:
•    Entry to the Graduate Composition, Arranging and Sound Design courses is by submission of a portfolio of works of an appropriate standard. Applicants wishing to enrol in Graduate Composition, Arranging and Sound Design courses are advised to contact the ANU School of Music to arrange for assessment of the portfolio as soon as possible. E:

– Applying for this group allows you to choose two of the degrees in the group.

– Choose your two degrees from this group when you accept your offer.
– You must meet the entry requirements for each of your degree choices.

– Select your courses (subjects) at enrolment time.
– You will also need to meet any prerequisites or additional selection criteria which apply to each course (subject).


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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 Flexible Double Master Degree gives enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately. For students who are eligible for credit for previous degrees or work experience, the double degree may require as little as two years.

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.

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