single degree

Master of Globalisation

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

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S

Program Requirements

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

96 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses

24 units from completion of the following introductory graduate globalisation courses:

ANTH6009 Culture and Development
ANTH6025 Gender and Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANTH6515 Crossing Borders: Migration, Identity and Livelihood
ANTH6516 Violence and Terror
ARAB6510 Arab Current Affairs and Media Arabic
ARTH6082 Art, War and Conflict 
ASIA6047 Human Security: Conflict, Displacement and Peace Building
ASIA6070 Democracy in Southeast Asia
ASIA6074 Popular Culture in East Asia 
ASIA6085 Southeast Asia in World History
ASIA6508 Popular Cultures in Indonesia 
CRIM6009 Corruption in our world
CRIM6010 Cybercrime: an introduction
ENGL6027 Empire and its Fictions
ENGN6516 Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies
ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change
ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy
ENVS6101 Environment and Society: Geography of Sustainability
ENVS6108 Sustainable Development
ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy 
ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law
ENVS6528 Environmental Policy
ESEN6101 Extended University English
HIST6121 Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865 -2000
HIST6133 Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture, c.1450-1950
HIST6136 World at War: 1939 - 1945
HIST6214 The Great War, 1914-1919
HIST6237 Digital History, Digital Heritage
HIST6240 Democracy and Dissent: Europe Since 1945
HUMN6001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects
HUMN6002 Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information
LAWS8001 Introduction to Law, Governance and Development
LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions
LAWS8651 Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law
LING6002 Language and Society
LING6010 Sounds of the World's Languages: Phonetics and Phonology
LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation
LING6017 Chinese Linguistics
LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication
LING6022 Language Policy and Language Politics
LING6103 Language, Power, and Identity
MUSI6007 Music and Globalisation
MUSI6009 Music and Digital Media
PASI6001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World
POLS6100 The Politics of Empire
POLS6101 Refugee Politics: Displacement and Exclusion in the 20th and 21st Centuries
SOCY6045 Third World Development
VCPG6003 Leadership and Influence in a Complex World

12 units from completion of the following research methods courses:

SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists
SOCR8002 Survey Data Analysis
SOCR8003 Qualitative Research Analysis
SOCR8006 Online Research Methods
SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research 
SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research 

12 units from completion of the following compulsory research project courses:

POLS8031 Globalisation: Theories, Issues, Debates
POLS8032 Globalisation: the Interaction of Economics and Politics

24 units from completion of courses from any of the following lists:

Business in a Globalising World
BUSI7001 Managing the Global Supply Chain
BUSI7020 The European Business System
BUSI7055 Asian Business Systems
BUSI7280 Managing in a Global Context
ECON8006 International Trade Theory
ECON8009 International Monetary Economic
MGMT7065 International Perspectives on Human Resource Management
MGMT7107 Managing Across Cultures
MKTG7035 Global Marketing
POGO8015 Foreign Direct Investment Policy 
POGO8213 The Global Trading System

Climate Change, Environment & Sustainability 
ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment
DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development
EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications
EMDV8035 World Trade and the Environment
EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics
EMDV8104 Environmental Governance
ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
ENVS8013 Research in Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
IDEC8053 Environmental Economics
INTR8028 Global Environmental Politics 
LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement
LAWS8010 Environmental Protection and Human Rights
LAWS8111 Environmental Regulation
LAWS8278 Environmental Dispute Management
POPH8318 Human Health, Environment and Climate Change

ANTH8007 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development
ANTH8009 Development in Practice
ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development
ANTH8058 Inequality and Development
ANTH8103 Contemporary Development Theory
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development
ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development
DEMO8048 Gender and Population 
ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development
EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment
IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy 
IDEC8007 Aid and Development Policy 
IDEC8022 Economic Development
IDEC8083 Financial Markets and Instruments
LAWS8006 Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific
LAWS8312 Land, Law and Development in Asia
MEAS8108 Issues of Development in the Middle East
POGO8003 Conflict and Development
POGO8051 Local Development and Governance in an Indigenous Context
POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes 
POGO8095 Development Policy and Practice
POGO8110 Inter Governmental Relations and Local Economic Development

Global Culture & Communication
ARTH6162 Cyberculture
ASIA8037 Asia and the World
ASIA8051 Language and Power in Asia and the Pacific
HIST8015 Colonial Australia in an Imperial World
HUMN8008 World Rock Art: Global Perspectives on Rock Art Research 
HUMN8019 World Heritage: conserving cultural heritage values
HUMN8028 Humanities in the Public and Digital Sphere
HUMN8029 Debates and Issues in the Humanities
LAWS8076 Digital Media and Communication Law and Practice
MEAS8121 Approaches to the Study of Modern Muslim Societies
MEAS8125 Islam and Modernity
POLS8003 Culture and Development in Latin America

Global Governance 
ANTH8107 The World Bank and the Organisation of Development
CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy
DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy
DIPL8003 Case Studies in Diplomacy
DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
INTR8045 Global Governance
INTR8070 International Organization 
LAWS6224 International Law of the Sea
LAWS8023 International Law and United Nations Peace Operations
LAWS8178 International Law and Use of Force
LAWS8229 International Law of World Trade
LAWS8264 International Law of The Environment
LAWS8578 Constitutionalism in the Global South 
POGO8044 Global Social Policy 
POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future
POGO8115 Challenging the Global Food Trading Regime
POGO8219 Governing Urbanisation

Global Politics 
ANIP6505 Australian National Internships Program B
IDEC8127 Modelling the Global Economy: techniques and policy implications
INTR8011 International Relations Theory
INTR8013 International Political Economy
INTR8036 World Politics 
INTR8043 The Post-Colonial Pacific and Global Change
INTR8044 Global Civil Society and the Role of NGOs 1
INTR8046 The Evolution of the International System
INTR8059 Democracy in World Politics 
INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation
INTR8066 Contemporary Issues in International Relations 
INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations
LAWS8171 Kyoto Seminar: Japanese Law in the Global Era
LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
MEAS8102 Islamic Radicalism
MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism
MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics
MEAS8116 Islam and Democracy
POGO8015 Foreign Direct Investment Policy 
POGO8210 Case Studies in Economic Policy
POGO8211 China and the World

Global Security
INTR8022 Asia Pacific Security
INTR8032 Global Security
INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia Pacific
LAWS8035 Cyber Warfare Law
LAWS8179 International Security Law
LAWS8314 Post Conflict Situations and International Law
LAWS8566 International Criminal Law
MEAS8109 Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus
NSPO8001 Australia's National Security Community
NSPO8009 Cyber-intelligence and Security
NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia
NSPO8021 Statecraft and national security in cyberspace
POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption
POLS8021 Civilian Protection in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones
POLS8022 Norms & Ideas in International Security
POLS8024 Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
POLS8027 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
POLS8028 Post-Conflict Justice
POLS8030 Critical Concepts in Nuclear Politics 
STST8013 China's Defence and Strategic Challenges
STST8015 The US and East Asian Security
STST8021 Intelligence and Security
STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century
STST8027 Insurgency & Counterinsurgency in an Age of Terror
STST8052 The Resort to Force: Understanding Military Power 

Human Rights, Human Security and Global Ethics
ANTH8054 Humanitarian Action (Advanced)
ANTH8056 Introduction to Humanitarian Action
ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development
ASIA8021 Activism and Social Change in Asia and the Pacific 
ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific
CHMD8006 Global Health and Development
EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy
HIST8022 History, Human Rights, and Globalisation
INTR8020 The Responsibility to Protect    
INTR8053 Ethics of Peace and War
INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics
INTR8073 Human Security
LAWS8003 Transnational Business and Human Rights 
LAWS8066 Intersection of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law
LAWS8155 Human Rights Litigation
LAWS8234 International Human Rights Law
LAWS8237 Health Law and Bioethics 
LAWS8254 Business, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility
LAWS8268 International Humanitarian Law
LAWS8320 Critical Approaches to International Law 
LAWS8582 Global Health Law
NSPO8014 Ethics and Technologies of War
NSPO8016 Governance, State Weakness and Human Security in Asia
POGO8029 Health Policy in a Globalising World
POGO8075 Disasters and Humanitarian Aid Policy Evaluation Issues
POLS8023 Human Rights in International Relations: Theory and Practice

Indigenous Australia
ANTH6005 Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment
ANTH6017 Culture, Social Justice and Aboriginal Society Today
ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development
HIST6022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History 
HIST8016 Settler Societies and Indigenous Encounters
INDG8001 Australian Indigenous Development
INDG8004 Australian Indigenous Policy
LAWS8583 Indigenous Peoples and International Law

ANTH8042 Migration, Refugees and Development
DEMO8047 International Migration
INTR8050 States, Globalisation and the Movement of Peoples
LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement
LAWS8170 Applied Migration Law
LAWS8252 International Refugee Law
LAWS8650 Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice 
LAWS8653 Contemporary Issues in Migration Law

Regions and Regionalism 
ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia
ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society
ASIA8020 National and Transnational Histories in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA8040 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century
ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific: Framing Critical Perspectives
CRWF8015 China, India and the Future of Asia
EURO8003 The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective
INTR8040 Ethnicity and Conflict in Asia and the Pacific
INTR8058 Politics of Islam in Southeast Asia 
LAWS8071 Law and Governance in sub-Saharan Africa
LAWS8239 The European Union
MEAS8100 Oil Religion Politics and Conflict in the Middle East 
MEAS8103 Central Asia in Regional and Global Perspectives 
PASI8002 Pacific Foundations: From Maritime Societies to Global Cultures
POGO8114 Regional Trade Arrangements
POLS8026 Latin America's International Relations
POLS8029 Regional Integration in the Global Economy

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.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units
POLS8032 Globalisation: the Interaction of Economics and Politics 6 units Research Methods Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units POLS8031 Globalisation: Theories, Issues, Debates 6 units Research Methods Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units
ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units

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

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.

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:

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:

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

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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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.

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, research methods and tailored focus areas including business, security, development, environmental sustainability, culture, communications 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.

This program is available for applications until second semester, 2018

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.
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