single degree

Master of Diplomacy

A single one year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

MDIPL
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan MDIPOL
  • Post Nominal MDip
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan MDIPOL
  • Post Nominal MDip
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Diplomacy requires completion of 48 units which must consist of:

12 units from the following Compulsory courses:

DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy

INTR8068 Foreign Policy Analysis


A minimum of 12 units from the following diplomacy courses:

DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy

DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations

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

DIPL8019 Indigenous Diplomacy

DIPL8044 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

STST8066 Strategic Diplomacy in the 21st Century

 

A minimum of 12 units from the following regional and diplomatic studies courses:

ASIA8020 National and Transnational Histories in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8040 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century

ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

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

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

INTR8017 Issues in Australian Foreign Policy

INTR8022 International Relations in the Asia Pacific

INTR8045 Global Governance

INTR8063 Japan and the World: Politics, Identity and Security

INTR8072 Researching International Relations: Curiosity, Methods and Ethics in the Study of Global Politics

INTR8082 Regionalism and Southeast Asia

LAWS8182 Principles of International Law

LAWS8183 Advanced Principles of International Law (LAWS8182 is a prerequisite)

PASI8005 The Politics of Aid and Development in the Pacific

REGN8022 Governing in a Complex and Uncertain World

REGN8052 Regulation and Governance

REGN8051 Regulatory Complexity in Asia (3 units)*

REGN8054 Corporations, Power, Regulation (3 units)*

* students choosing to enrol in a 3 units course must enrol in the second one

 

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of a research project (pre-requisite: completion of INTR8072 and a minimum coursework average of 70% in the first 24 units of study):

DIPL8018 Diplomacy Research Project (12 units)

 

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of courses from the following Foreign Language and Culture courses:

ARAB - Arabic

BURM - Burmese

CHIN - Chinese

FREN - French

GERM - German

HIND - Hindi

INDN - Indonesian

ITAL - Italian

JPNS - Japanese

KORE - Korean

MNGL - Mongolian

PERS - Persian Language and Culture

PORT - Portuguese

RUSS - Russian

SKRT - Sanskrit

SPAN - Spanish

TETM - Tetum

THAI - Thai

TIBN - Tibetan

TOKP - Tok Pisin

VIET - Vietnamese

 

A maximum of 12 units of other 8000-level courses with the Alpha codes DIPL, INTR, PASI, REGN, or ASIA.

 

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

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program A

DIPL8015 Diplomacy Internship

VCPG6001 Unravelling Complexity

VCPG6003 Leadership and Influence in a Complex World

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 one of the following:

  • a cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7
  • a cognate Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7
  • a cognate Bachelor or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a cognate Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • a Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7
  • a minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program


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

International relations and world politics; political science with a global focus; policy studies, public policy, strategic and security studies

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$35,490.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$53,370.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

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.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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.

Compulsory courses are offered online. While we offer a range of online and in-person elective courses, students will be able to complete the Master of Diplomacy fully online/remotely if they select the online electives.

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 and other practice-oriented international relations careers. You will be taught by internationally recognised research scholars from the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs , have the opportunity to engage with 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

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. 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. Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between the sub-field of diplomatic studies and the broader field of International Relations, reflecting on how a practitioner-led account of world affairs complements our understanding of world affairs;
  5. 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;
  6. Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms.
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