The Master of Studies 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:
A minimum of 12 units from courses from the graduate classification: Research
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.
Or a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 550 or higher (minimum 5.0 in Analytical Writing), and at least 3 years of full time work experience in a cognate area.
Or the GRE General test with a minimum score of 150 for Verbal Reasoning, 150 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing.
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.
Applications for course credit
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.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
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 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, for example, a combination of courses in art history, environmental science, finance and management.
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; and
- communicate complex knowledge, ideas, and solutions to problems to both specialists and non-specialists.