single degree

Master of Diplomacy (Advanced)

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

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Program Requirements

Master Research

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research. 

Master Research Training

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research. 

Study Options

Year 1 DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy 6 to 12 units Diplomatic Studies Elective Diplomatic Studies Elective
DIPL8000 Research Methods in Diplomacy 6 units DIPL8004 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 12 units Foreign Affairs or Language Elective
Year 2 Diplomatic Studies Elective Diplomacy Studies Elective Diplomacy Studies Elective Diplomatic Studies Elective
DIPL8011 Thesis 24 units

Credit Granted

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

International Relations, Public Policy and Administration, Strategic or Security Studies, Political Science, History, Sociology, Economics and Development Studies, Social Science, Law, Regional Studies

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,864.00

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.

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.

Research Strengths

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research. 

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program


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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. All students in the Master of Diplomacy (Advanced) must use their final semester to complete a thesis (either DIPL8011 or DIPL8017 if part time).

Students are to follow the degree requirements for the year they commenced their studies. 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 apcd@anu.edu.au

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 accepted credit

If you have not received any credit for previous study, commencing in Semester 1 and studying full time, you should enrol in the following course:

DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy (12 units)

Transnational Diplomacy is an ideal foundational course to help you launch your studies, whether you have a cognate background or not. In addition, you should select a further 12 units from available courses in semester one. These courses can be DIPL coded or might come from the long list of available electives from other areas in the School the College or University. Read the program requirements under the “study” tab and note the compulsory courses as well as units required from each list.

If you are commencing in Semester 2, we advise that you enrol in the following course:

DIPL8009 Diplomacy: from cuneiform clay to digital tablets (6 units)

This is not a compulsory course but will provide you a good introduction to the degree in place of Transnational Diplomacy which is only offered in semester 1.

You will also need to enrolled in a further 18 units of courses in semester 2 which you can select from the available lists.

What courses should I enrol in? I have received 24 units of credit.

If you have received 24 units of credit your enrolment as a full-time commencing student will be as above. You will not however be entitled to enroll in any non-DIPL coded courses (i.e. from the foreign affairs or language specialisation courses).

Transfers

If you are considering applying to transfer to the Master of Diplomacy (Advanced), 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 at least 24 units of study. Please be aware that you will need to maintain a 75% average to be eligible to enrol in the Thesis component of the Advanced program. Failure to do so will require you to transfer back to the Master of Diplomacy (to graduate or complete your degree with a further 24 units of coursework).

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 websites:

Master of Diplomacy (Advanced)

Transferring between degrees

 

If you have any queries regarding your degree, courses or enrolments, please feel free to contact the Student Engagement Team at apcd@anu.edu.au  

We look forward to assisting you through your degree and your time here at ANU with the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy


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