single degree

Master of Asian and Pacific Studies

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

MANPS
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies program is a world leader in the teaching of Asian languages, and offers notable opportunities for student mobility through in-country study. In this program you will be taught by some of the world’s most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific who are based in the prestigious College of Asia at the Pacific at the ANU, with its constituent academic units: the School of Culture, History and Language; the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs; the Crawford School of Public Policy; the School of Regulation and Global Governance; and the Australian Centre on China 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the cultures, societies, politics, environments and histories of the Asian and Pacific regions;
     
  2. Understand and apply advanced analytical tools and methods to conduct independent research on Asian and the Pacific;
     
  3. Demonstrate advanced written and verbal communication skills;
     
  4. Communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying approaches and methods, individually and in groups.

Further Information

To download the 2018 MAPS Brochure, click here

The convenor of this program is Associate Professor Matt Tomlinson. Please direct any email enquiries for him to cap.maps@anu.edu.au. 

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

Cognate Disciplines

Asian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Diplomacy, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, International Business, International Relations, Language Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Media Studies and Journalism, Pacific Studies, Politics and Public Policy, Security Studies, Sociology

English Language Requirements

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

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

 

 

 

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$28,320.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$40,416.00

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 Asian and Pacific Studies requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses: 

ASIA8020 National and Transnational Histories in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8021 Activism and Social Change in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific: Framing Critical Perspectives
ASIA8051 Language and Power in Asia and the Pacific

 

12 units from completion from the following regional studies core courses:

ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia
ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society 
ASIA6176 India’s Culture Wars
ASIA8514 China: Wealth and Power
PASI8002 Pacific Foundations: From Maritime Societies to Global Cultures

36 units from completion from the following regional or disciplinary contextual studies courses and language specialisations: 

China studies
ASIA6014 China Now: Discourse, Media and Culture
ASIA6026 The Politics of China
ASIA6037 Histories of Modern China
ASIA6044 Chinese History: The Imperial Period (221 BC - 1800)
ASIA6151 Study Tour: Archaeology in Asia

ASIA8012 Foundations of Chinese Society: Friends, Family, Connections
ASIA8514 China: Wealth and Power
IDEC8021 The Chinese Economy
INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation
INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations
STST8013 China's Defence and Strategic Challenges

Development studies in Asia and the Pacific
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development
ASIA6516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development
CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment
IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy
POGO8044 Global Social Policy
POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes

Environment in Asia and the Pacific
ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment
ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change
ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8050 Social Conflict and Environmental Challenges in Asia and the Pacific
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment
EMDV8079 Water Conflicts
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources
EMDV8104 Environmental Governance
EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management
EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

History and Culture in Asia and the Pacific
ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change
ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia
ASIA6037 Histories of Modern China
ASIA6072 Taiwan: History and Culture
ASIA6074 Popular Culture in East Asia
ASIA6106 Gender in Korean History
ASIA6116 The Mongol Empire in World History
ASIA6151 Study Tour: Archaeology in Asia
ASIA6272 Truth and Falsity in Indian History and Politics
ASIA6511 Samurai Society and Social Control in Japan
ASIA6040 Literary and Cultural Discourse in Modern Japan
ASIA6042 Reconciliation and the Memory of Conflict in Asia
ASIA8012 Foundations of Chinese Society: Friends, Family, Connections
ASIA8038 Writing Ethnography in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8046 Maps and Mapping for the Social Sciences and Humanities
ASIA8047 The Death of God in the Asia-Pacific
ASIA8050 Social Conflict and Environmental Challenges in Asia and the Pacific

Linguistics in Asia and the Pacific
LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language
ASIA6308 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific
LING6508 Study of a Language Family
LING6105 Language and the law: introduction to forensic linguistics
LING6032 Advanced Forensic Linguistics: Forensic Voice and Text Comparison
LING6017 Chinese Linguistics
LING6028 Japanese Linguistics
LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication
LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation

Northeast Asian studies
ASIA6006 Modern Korea
ASIA6010 The Making of Modern Japan: From Samurai to Economic Superpower and Beyond
ASIA6031 Japanese Politics
ASIA6037 Histories of Modern China
ASIA6044 Chinese History: The Imperial Period (221 BC - 1800)
ASIA6042 Reconciliation and the Memory of Conflict in Asia
ASIA6072 Taiwan: History and Culture
ASIA6074 Popular Culture in East Asia
ASIA6078 Study Tour: Arts in Contemporary Taiwan
WARS6088 The Korean War
ASIA6106 Gender in Korean History
ASIA6116 The Mongol empire in World History
ASIA6511 Samurai Society and Social Control in Japan
ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society
ASIA8514 China: Wealth and Power
POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

Pacific studies
ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development
ASIA8047 The Death of God in the Asia-Pacific
ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific
DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy
EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions
PASI6001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World
PASI6002 Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries
PASI6005 Pacific Islands Field School
WARS6006 War in the Islands: the Second World War in the Pacific
PASI6010 Talking the Pacific: Melanesian pidgins and creoles in social context
PASI8008 Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific
PASI8002 Pacific Foundations: From Maritime Societies to Global Cultures
PASI8004 Pacific Health Challenges and Strategies: Politics, Culture and Development

Politics and International Affairs in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA6026 The Politics of China
ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia
WARS6088 The Korean War
DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
INTR8017 Issues in Australian Foreign Policy
INTR8020 The Responsibility to Protect
INTR8022 Asia Pacific Security
INTR8043 The Post-Colonial Pacific and Global Change
INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation
INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia
INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy
INTR8013 International Political Economy
INTR8073 Human Security
INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations
POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future
POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption
POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

Security studies in Asia and the Pacific
NSPO8004 National Security Leadership and Risk Management
NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking
NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations
NSPO8012 National Security and Crisis Management
NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
NSPO8014 Ethics and Technologies of War
NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia
NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime
NSPO8018 The Evolution of National Security Policy since 1945
NSPO8019 Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence
NSPO8021 Statecraft and national security in cyberspace
NSPO8023 National security in the Indo-Pacific
STST8002 The New Power Politics of Asia
STST8013 China's Defence and Strategic Challenges
STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century
STST8027 Insurgency & Counterinsurgency in an Age of Terror
STST8051 Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic alliances and Australian security

South and Southeast Asian Studies
ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia
ASIA6039 Burma/Myanmar: a Country in Crisis
ASIA6069 Indonesia Regions: Politics, Society, Economy
ASIA6070 Democracy in Southeast Asia
ASIA6114 Study Tour: Southeast Asian Frontiers – Thailand and Burma/Myanmar
ASIA6165 Islam in Southeast Asia
ASIA6270 India in the Age of Asian Empires
ASIA6271 The Making of South Asia
ASIA6272 Truth and Falsity in Indian History and Politics
ASIA6516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development
ASIA6042 Reconciliation and the Memory of Conflict in Asia
ASIA6176 India’s Culture Wars
ASIA8040 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century
INTR8058 Politics of Islam in Southeast Asia
INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia

Internships and independent study
ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
ANIP6505 Australian National Internships Program B 
ASIA8512 Supervised Project in Asia-Pacific Studies

Burmese Language and Culture
Chinese Language and Culture
Hindi Language and Culture
Indonesian Language and Culture
Japanese Language and Culture
Korean Language and Culture
Literary Chinese Language and Culture
Mongolian Language and Culture
Sanskrit Language and Culture
Tetum Language and Culture
Thai Language and Culture
Vietnamese Language and Culture
 

 

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

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