single degree

Master of Globalisation (Advanced)

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

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VGLOB
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082304E
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VGLOB
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082304E
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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

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

ANTH6009 Culture and Development (6 units)

ANTH6025  Gender and Cross-Cultural perspective (6 units)

ANTH6515  Crossing Borders: Migration, Identity and Livelihood (6 units)

ANTH6516  Violence and Terror (6 units)

ARAB6510  Media Arabic 2 (6 units)

ARTH6082  Art, War and Conflict (6 units)

ASIA6070   Democracy in Southeast Asia (6 units)

ASIA6074   Popular Culture in East Asia (6 units)

CRIM6009   Corruption in our World (6 units)

CRIM6010   Cybercrime: An Introduction (6 units)

ENGL6027   Empire and its Fictions (6 units)

ENGN6516  Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies (6 units)

ENVS6013   Society and Environmental Change (6 units)

ENVS6033   International Environmental Policy (6 units)

ENVS6101   Environment and Society Geography of Sustainability (6 units)

ENVS6108   Sustainable Development (6 units)

ENVS6307   Climate Change: Science, Society, and Policy (6 units)

ENVS6315   Essentials of Environmental Law (6 units)

ENVS6528   Environmental Policy (6 units)

HIST6133   Race and Racism in Western Culture, c.1450–1950 (6 units)

HIST6136   World At War 1939-1945 (6 units)

HIST6214  The Great War 1914-1919 ( 6 units)

HIST6240  Democracy and Dissent Europe since 1945 (6 units)

HUMN6001  Introduction to Digital Humanities and Public Culture - Tools, Theories and Methods (6 units)

HUMN6002   Gutenberg to Google Histories of Information (6 units)

LAWS8001   Introduction to Law, Governance and Development (6 units)

LAWS8182   Principles of International Law (6 units)

LAWS8189   Fundamentals of Environmental and Sustainability Law (6 units)

LAWS8586   Law and Legal Institutions (6 units)

LAWS8651   Fundamentals of Australian Migration Law (6 units)

LING6002   Language and Society (6 units)

LING6010   Sounds of the World's Languages Phonetics and Phonology (6 units)

LING6015   Language, Culture and Translation (6 units)

LING6017   Chinese Linguistics (6 units)

LING6021   Cross Cultural Communication (6 units)

LING6022   Language Policy and Language Politics (6 units)

MUSI6007   Music and Globalisation (6 units)

MUSI6009   Music and Digital Media (6 units)

PASI6001   Pacific Studies in a Globalising World (6 units)

POLS6100 The Politics of Empire (6 units)

POLS6101   Refugee Politics: Displacement and Exclusion in the 20th & 21st Centuries (6 units)

SOCY6045   Social Inequalities and Development (6 units)

VCPG6003   Leadership and Influence in a Complex World (6 units)

12 units from completion of the following research methods courses:

SOCR8001   Statistics for Social Scientists (6 units)

SOCR8002   Survey Data Analysis (6 units)

SOCR8003   Qualitative Research Analysis (6 units)

SOCR8006   Online Research Methods (6 units)

SOCR8008   Qualitative Data Collection (6 units)

SOCR8009   Qualitative Data Collection (6 units)

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

INTR8050 States Globalisation and the Movement of Peoples (6 units)

POLS8032  Globalisation: The Interaction of Economics and Politics (6 units)

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

Business in a Globalising World

BUSI7001   Managing the Global Supply Chain (6 units)

BUSI7020   The European Business System (6 units)

BUSI7055   Asian Business Systems (6 units)

BUSI7280   Managing in a Global Context (6 units)

ECON8006   International Trade Theory (6 units)

ECON8009   International Monetary Economics (6 units)

FINM7045   Asian Capital Markets (6 units)

FINM8017   Trading and Markets (6 units)

MGMT7107   Managing Across Cultures (6 units)

MKTG7035   Global Marketing (6 units)

POGO8015   Foreign Direct Investment Policy (6 units)

POGO8213   The Global Trading System (6 units)

Climate Change, Environment & Sustainability

ANTH8060   Gender in Resource and Environmental Management (6 units)

DEMO8088   Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (6 units)

EMDV8007   Communicating for Environment and Climate Policy (6 units)

EMDV8080   International Climate Change Policy and Economics (6 units)

EMDV8104   Environmental Governance (6 units)

ENVS8003   Climate Change, Vulnerability and Adaptation (6 units)

ENVS8013   Research in Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation (6 units)

IDEC8053   Environmental Economics (6 units)

LAWS8278   Environmental Dispute Resolution (6 units)

POPH8318   Human Health, Environment and Climate Change (6 units)


ANTH8007   Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development (6 units)

ANTH8009   Development in Practice (6 units)

ANTH8038   Gender and Development: Critical Issues in Policy and Practice (6 units)

ANTH8043   Conflict and Development in the Pacific (6 units)

ANTH8106   Gender, Violence and Development (6 units)

ANTH8107   Global Governance and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks (6 units)

DEMO8048   Gender and Population (6 units)

ECON8049   Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development (6 units)

ECON8901   Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development (6 units)

EMDV8013   Development and Environment in the Anthropocene (6 units)

IDEC8003   Issues in Development Policy (6 units)

IDEC8007   Aid and Development Policy (6 units)

IDEC8022   Economic Development (6 units)

IDEC8083   Financial Markets and Instruments (6 units)

LAWS8006   Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific (6 units)

MEAS8108   Issues of Development in the Middle East (6 units)

POGO8072   Development Theories and Themes (6 units)

Global Culture & Communication

ASIA8051   Language in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

HIST8015   Colonial Australia in an Imperial World (6 units)

HUMN8019   World Heritage: Conserving Cultural Heritage Values (6 units)

HUMN8028   Digital Culture and Society - Critical Theories and Methodologies (6 units)

HUMN8029   Digital Humanities and Public Culture - Issues and Debates (6 units)

MEAS8121   Approaches to the Study of Modern Muslim Societies (6 units)

Global Governance

ANTH8107   Global Governance and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks (6 units)

CRWF8000   Government, Markets and Global Change (6 units)

DIPL8001   Transnational Diplomacy (6 units)

DIPL8002   Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy (6 units)

DIPL8003   Case Studies in Diplomacy (6 units)

DIPL8006   Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations (6 units)

DIPL8008   The United Nations and Peace (6 units)

DIPL8010   Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development (6 units)

INTR8045   Global Governance (6 units)

INTR8070   International Organisation (6 units)

LAWS8023   International Law and the United Nations Peace Operations (6 units)

LAWS8178   International Law and Use of Force (6 units)

LAWS8229   International Law of World Trade (6 units)

LAWS8264   International Law of the Environment (6 units)

POGO8044   Global Social Policy (6 units)

POGO8045   International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future (6 units)

POGO8115   Challenging the Global Food Trading Regime (6 units)

Global Politics

ANIP6505   Australian National Internships Program B (12 units)

IDEC8127   Modelling the Global Economy Techniques and Policy Implications (6 units)

INTR8011   International Relations Theory (6 units)

INTR8013   International Political Economy (6 units)

INTR8043   The Post-Colonial Pacific and Global Change (6 units)

INTR8046   Evolution of the International System (6 units)

INTR8060   China's Global Engagement (6 units)

INTR8074   Chinese Thinking on International Relations (6 units)

LAWS8171   Kyoto Seminar Japanese Law and Society (6 units)

LAWS8182   Principles of International Law (6 units)

MEAS8102   Islamic Radicalism (6 units)

MEAS8111   Islam, the West and International Terrorism (6 units)

MEAS8115   Islam in World Politics (6 units)

MEAS8116   Authoritarianism, Democratisation and Protest in the Muslim and Middle East (6 units)

POGO8015   Foreign Direct Investment Policy (6 units)

POGO8210   Case Studies in Economic Policy (6 units)

Global Security

INTR8022   International Relations in the Asia-Pacific (6 units)

INTR8032   Global Security (6 units)

INTR8067   US Foreign and Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific (6 units)

LAWS8035   Cyber Warfare Law (6 units)

LAWS8179   International Security Law (6 units)

LAWS8314   Post Conflict Situations and International Law (6 units)

LAWS8566   International Criminal Law (6 units)

MEAS8109   Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus (6 units)

NSPO8009   Cyber and Emerging Technologies in National Security ( 6 units)

NSPO8013   Disease, Security and Biological Weapons ( 6 units)

POGO8076   Corruption and Anti-Corruption ( 6 units)

POLS8027   Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (6 units)

STST8013   China's Defence and Strategic Challenges (6 units)

STST8021   Intelligence and Security (6 units)

STST8026   Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century (6 units)

STST8027   Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare ( 6 units)

STST8052   The Resort to Force Understanding Military Power (6 units)

STST8100   Australia's Strategic and Defence Policy (6 units)

Human Rights, Human Security and Global Ethics

ANTH8056   Introduction to Humanitarian Action (6 units)

ANTH8106   Gender, Violence and Development (6 units)

ASIA8021   Activism and Social Change in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

ASIA8048   Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

CHMD8006   Global Health and Development (6 units)

EMDV8082   Food Wars Food Security and Agricultural Policy (6 units)

INTR8020   The Responsibility to Protect  (6 units)

INTR8053   Ethics of Peace and War (6 units)

INTR8062   Humanitarianism in World Politics (6 units)

INTR8073   Human Security (6 units)

LAWS8234   International and Comparative Human Rights Law (6 units)

LAWS8237   Health Law and Bioethics (6 units)

LAWS8254   Business, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility (6 units)

LAWS8268   International Humanitarian Law (6 units)

LAWS8582   Global Health Law (6 units)

NSPO8014   Ethics and Technologies of War (6 units)


Indigenous Australia

ANTH6005   Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment (6 units)

ANTH6017   Culture, Social Justice and Aboriginal Society Today (6 units)

ANTH8047   Land Rights and Resource Development (6 units)

HIST6022   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History (6 units)

HIST8016   Colonial Encounters (6 units)

INDG8001  Indigenous Peoples and Development in Australia Principals and Practices for Indigenous-led Change (6 units)

INDG8004   Australian Indigenous Policy (6 units)


ANTH8042   Migration, Refugees and Development (6 units)

DEMO8047   International Migration (6 units)

INTR8050   States, Globalisation and the Movement of Peoples (6 units)

LAWS8252   International Refugee Law (6 units)

LAWS8650   Applied Australian Migration Law and Practice (6 units)

LAWS8653   Contemporary Issues in Migration Law (6 units)

Regions and Regionalism

ASIA6030   History of the State System in Southeast Asia (6 units)

ASIA8011   Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society (6 units)

ASIA8020   National and Transnational Histories in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

ASIA8040   Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century (6 units)

ASIA8049   International History from Asia and the Pacific Framing Critical Perspectives (6 units)

EURO8003   The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective (6 units)

INTR8040   Ethnicity and Conflict in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

INTR8058   Islam, Politics and Conflict in Southeast Asia (6 units)

LAWS8239   The European Union (6 units)

PASI8002   Pacific Foundations From Maritime Societies to Global Cultures (6 units)

24 units from completion of THES8103 Thesis

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.


Master Research

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Master Research Training

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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 Research Methods Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units Disciplinary Course 6 units
THES8103 Thesis 6 to 24 units - - -

Admission Requirements

By transfer from the Master of Globalisation with a minimum GPA of 6/7 as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

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.


Credit Granted

24 units of specified credit from graduate courses completed in the Bachelor degree
24 units of unspecified credit
Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

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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 (Advanced) 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.

Students enter the Master of Globalisation (Advanced) by transfer from the Master of Globalisation.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  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 and research methods skills;
  4. attain highly developed oral and written communication skills.
  5. understand and critically engage with globalisation theories and debates
  6. independently engage in ethically-sound research;
  7. effectively present conceptual frameworks, methods and findings both orally and in writing.

Research Strengths

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