- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
The Master of Diplomacy (Advanced) is your pathway to professional advancement and higher degree research, equipping you with knowledge about practices of international affairs and real-world skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level. The degree provides exciting study and career options in the important and prestigious arena of diplomatic practice. You will be taught by internationally recognised research scholars from the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and senior diplomats from Australia and elsewhere, and you will graduate from a world-class university, positioning you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers.
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 OpportunitiesIdeal for careers in the foreign ministries and in the international sections of other ministries - for example Australia Awards, Defence, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Immigration, Trade, Environment; IGOs - United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund; Journalism and NGOs such as the Red Cross.
Upon successful completion, students should have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of transnational diplomacy and its contemporary challenges, from the perspective of multiple actors, such as a civil service department, multilateral body, international corporation or non-government organisation;
2. Display effective diplomatic skills with the ability to engage with transnational issues in a globalised environment with the use of negotiation, persuasion, advocacy and protocol
3. Use theories of diplomatic studies to reflect upon the global management of the world’s problems through diplomatic dialogue, and the role of the use of force, and design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions;
4. Use advanced research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy and communicate findings in academic and practical contexts in the form of a sub-thesis, justifying their approach and methods as appropriate.
5. Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms to produce a significant piece of independent academic research.
Further InformationThe Ruth Dobson Scholarship is available for eligible students of the Master of Diplomacy, or Master of Diplomacy (advanced) degrees. Each year the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) may award up to two Ruth Dobson Scholarships to attract the highest achieving students for the advancement of Diplomatic Studies.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0
Students must achieve a minimum 80% weighted average mark in the coursework component to continue to the research component.
International Relations, Public Policy and Administration, Strategic or Security Studies, Political Science, History, Sociology, Economics and Development Studies, Social Science, Law, Regional 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: 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.
Application for course credits
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
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 Diplomacy (advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
54 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy
DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy
INTR8069 Writing International Relations 12 Units
DIPL8000 Research Methods in Diplomacy
18 units from completion of the following list:
ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
DIPL8003 Case Studies in Diplomacy
DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace
DIPL8009 Diplomacy in a Globalising World
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
DIPL8012 Special Topics in Diplomacy
DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy
INTR8011 International Relations Theory
INTR8013 International Political Economy
INTR8032 Global Security
INTR8036 World Politics
INTR8045 Global Governance
INTR8053 Ethics of Peace and War
INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation
INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics
INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia
INTR8065 Writing International Relations
INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy
INTR8070 International Organization
STST8001 Strategic Studies
STST8051 Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic Alliances and Australian Security
STST8052 The Resort to Force: Understanding Military Power
LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
LAWS8183 Advanced Principles of International Law
MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism
MEAS8112 Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics
NSPO8004 National Security Leadership and Risk Management
NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking
NSPO8007 National Security: Concepts and Challenges
NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations
NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons
NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia
NSPO8016 Governance, State Weakness and Human Security in Asia
NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime
NSPO8019 Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence
POGO8115 Challenging the Global Food Trading Regime
SOCY8004 Interest Groups, Advocacy and Public Policy
24 units from completion of the following list:
DIPL8011 Research Thesis - Diplomacy
|Year 1||DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy 12 units||DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 12 units|
|DIPL8000 Research Methods in Diplomacy 6 units||DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy 12 units||Diplomacy Studies Elective|
|Year 2||INTR8069 Writing International Relations 12 Units 12 units||Diplomacy Studies Elective||Diplomacy Studies Elective|
|DIPL8011 Research Thesis - Diplomacy 12 to 24 units|
Welcome to the Master of Diplomacy (Advanced). This section will help you to choose which courses you should enrol in for your first semester as well as general information to assist you throughout your degree. Aside from personal interest, a student’s enrolment will depend primarily on whether or not they have received credit on admission, and whether they are studying full time or part time. The following guidelines are based on the assumption you are studying full time.
Students are to follow the degree requirements for the year you commenced the program. If you would like to undertake a course that is not listed in your degree requirements, you will need to seek approval by sending an email to email@example.com
Enrolment is managed through the Interactive Student Information System (ISIS) while the online learning platform is known as Wattle. These two websites will be some of the most common sites used throughout your degree. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with them as soon as possible.
What courses should I enrol in? I have not received any credit
If you have not received any credit for previous study and you are commencing in Semester 1, you will enrol in the following courses:
DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy (12 units)
DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (12 units)
If you have not received any credit for previous study and you are commencing in Semester 2, you will enrol in the following courses:
DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy (12 units)
INTR8069 Writing International Relations (12 Units)
What courses should I enrol in? I have received 24 units of credit
If you have received 24 units of credit you are exempt from
DIPL8002 – Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy (12 units), and
INTR8069 – Writing International Relations (12 units)
You are not permitted to enrol in these courses.
If you are commencing in semester 1, you should enrol in the following courses:
DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy (12 units)
DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (12 units)
If you are commencing in semester 2, you should enrol in the following course:
DIPL8000 – Research Methods in Diplomacy (6 units)
You should also select a further 18 units of core courses from within the program rules
If you are currently enrolled in the Master of Diplomacy and you are considering applying for the Advanced program, you will need to maintain a GPA of 6/7 in the Master of Diplomacy (ANU courses only, credit will not be included in this calculation) and have completed 24 units of study. You should also ensure that you undertake the elective DIPL8000 Research Methods in Diplomacy as this is a compulsory course in the Advanced Program. Please be aware that you will need to maintain an 80% average to be eligible to enrol in the Thesis component of the Advanced program.
A GPA of 6/7 is equivalent to a Distinction average. See GPA website for more information.
Applications to transfer generally close 31 May for a semester 2 transfer and 31 October for a transfer to semester 1 the following year. This means that you have to apply before you have received your final results however the application will only be processed once all grades are finalised.
For more information, please see the following website on Transferring between degrees
If you have any queries regarding your degree, courses or enrolments, please feel free to contact the Student Engagement Team at firstname.lastname@example.org