single degree

Master of Studies

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

MASTST
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MSTD
  • Post Nominal MSt
  • CRICOS code 108332E
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MSTD
  • Post Nominal MSt
  • CRICOS code 108332E
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Studies requires the completion of 72 units, of which must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses

The 72 units must consist of:

A maximum of 24 units from courses from the graduate classification: Transitional


A minimum of 36 units from completion of courses from the following graduate classifications:

Advanced

Specialist


A minimum of 12 units from courses from the graduate classification: Research

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

The Master of Studies is an exit award only.

 To use the Master of Studies as an exit a student must:

 have completed 72 units of 6000-level, 7000-level, and 8000-level courses towards an ANU Master or Master Advanced program, of which

 a maximum of 24 units must be from courses from the graduate classification: Transitional, 

 a minimum of 36 units must be from completion of courses from the following graduate classifications:

  • Advanced
  • Specialist, and

 a minimum of 12 units must be from courses from the graduate classification: Research;

 and must successfully apply to transfer those 72 units into the Master of Studies.

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.

The Master of Studies is an exit qualification only. It provides a flexible option for ANU students who require an early or different exit point from a single or Double Masters Degree or Master (Advanced) degree.

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. understand an advanced body of theoretical and applied topics;

  2. apply advanced skills in analysis, critical evaluation, and/or professional functions to solve complex problems;

  3. demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of advanced knowledge and skills to new situations; and

  4. communicate complex knowledge, ideas, and solutions to problems to both specialists and non-specialists.

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