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Master of Diplomacy

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MDIPLO
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MDIPLO
  • Post Nominal Master of Diplomacy
  • CRICOS code 0101474
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MDIPLO
  • Post Nominal Master of Diplomacy
  • CRICOS code 0101474
  • UAC code
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Diplomacy requires completion of 72 units which must consist of:

18 units must be from the completion of the following courses:

DIPL8000 Research Methods in Diplomacy

DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy

DIPL8044 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


A minimum of 30 units must be from the completion of diplomatic studies courses from the following list:

DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy

DIPL8003 Case Studies in Diplomacy

DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations

DIPL8008 The United Nations and Peace

DIPL8009 Diplomacy: from cuneiform clay to digital tablets

DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development

DIPL8012 Special Topics in Diplomacy

DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy

DIPL8016 The Role of Non-state Actors in East-Asian Diplomacy

A maximum of 24 units may be taken from the completion of courses from the following lists:

Foreign Languages and Culture (Specialisations)

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture

Spanish Language and Culture

Arabic Language and Culture

Russian Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture

Indonesian Language and Culture

Korean Language and Culture

Italian Language and Culture

Burmese Language and Culture

Hindi Language and Culture

Mongolian language and culture

Tetum language and culture

Thai Language and Culture

Vietnamese Language and Culture

Persian Language and Culture

Portuguese Language and Culture

Tok Pisin Language and Culture


International Studies

ASIA8120 Colonialism and the Rule of Law

INTR8013 International Political Economy

INTR8032 Global Security

INTR8045 Global Governance

INTR8053 Ethics of Peace and War

INTR8062 Humanitarianism in World Politics

INTR8067 U.S. Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific

INTR8068 Foreign Policy Analysis

INTR8070 International Organization

NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking

NSPO8007 National Security: Concepts and Challenges

NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations

NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons

NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime

POGO8115 Challenging the Global Food Trading Regime

STST8001 Strategic Studies

STST8052 The Resort to Force: Understanding Military Power


Asian Studies

ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific: Framing Critical Perspectives

INTR8058 Islam, Politics and Conflict in Southeast Asia

INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation

INTR8063 Japan & the World: Politics, Identity & Security

INTR8064 Gender, War, and Justice in South and Southeast Asia

NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia

STST8053 Alliances in Asia: theory, history and practice


Pacific Studies

PASI6001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World

PASI8002 Pacific Foundations: From Maritime Societies to Global Cultures

PASI8004 Pacific Health Challenges and Strategies: Politics, Culture and Development

WARS6006 War in the Islands: The Second World War in the Pacific


Middle Eastern Studies

MEAS8111 Islam, the West and International Terrorism

MEAS8112 Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

MEAS8115 Islam in World Politics


A maximum of 24 units may be from the completion of a research thesis:

DIPL8011 Thesis

DIPL8017 Thesis (part time)


A maximum of 6 units may be from the completion of experiential courses from the following list:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)

CRWF7001 Editor’s practicum: online public engagement, academic blogging and digital disruption

DIPL8015 Diplomacy Internship

VCPG6001 Unravelling Complexity

VCPG8001 Dealing with Wicked Problems

Hurdle Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the first 96 units attempted to commence the 24 units of Masters courses in their Bachelor degree. Students who do not achieve this GPA will be able to complete and graduate from their Bachelor degree but will not be able to undertake Masters courses.

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 96 in the same teaching period in which the 96th unit is attempted, all courses attempted will be used in the calculation of the GPA.

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

or

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.


Cognate Disciplines

Political science and policy studies, studies in human society, human welfare studies and services, behavioural science, law, justice and law enforcement, language and literature, philosophy and religious studies, economics and econometrics, criminology, family and consumer studies, society and culture, public policy, public administration and management and commerce.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


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.

Cognate Disciplines

Political science and policy studies, studies in human society, human welfare studies and services, behavioural science, law, justice and law enforcement, language and literature, philosophy and religious studies, economics and econometrics, criminology, family and consumer studies, society and culture, public policy, public administration and management and commerce.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$32,256.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$46,080.00

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.

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, 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.

The Master of Diplomacy also provides a broad list of electives offered by experts in regional, international and language studies at the ANU, allowing for both breadth and depth of learning.

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 to commence from First Semester, 2020

Learning Outcomes

  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 high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy and communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, 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; 

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