single degree

Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced)

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

VANPS
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced) will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies program is a world leader in the teaching of Asian languages, and offers notable opportunities for student mobility through in-country study. In this program you will be taught by some of the world’s most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific who are based in the prestigious College of Asia at the Pacific at the ANU, with its constituent academic units: the School of Culture, History and Language; the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs; the Crawford School of Public Policy; the School of Regulation and Global Governance; and the Australian Centre on China in the World. Graduates of the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced) will also have proven skills in independent research for the purposes of further academic or professional research.

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the cultures, societies, politics, environments and histories of the Asian and Pacific regions;

  2. Understand and apply advanced analytical tools and methods to conduct independent research on Asian and the Pacific;

  3. Demonstrate advanced written and verbal communication skills;

  4. Communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying approaches and methods, individually and in groups;

  5. Produce a significant and sophisticated piece of independent research.

Further Information

To download the 2018 MAPS Brochure, click here

The convenor of this program is Associate Professor Matt Tomlinson. Please direct any email enquiries for him to cap.maps@anu.edu.au. 

Admission Requirements

Admission requires a Bachelor Degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 6.0/7.0

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor Degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants who have completed an Honours degree in a cognate discipline or a Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (on year) of credit.

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 72 units of the degree to remain enrolled in the Master of Asia and Pacific Studies (Advanced).  Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of Asia and Pacific Studies.
 

Cognate disciplines

Asian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, International Business, International Relations, Language Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Media Studies and Journalism, Pacific Studies, Politics and Public Policy, Security Studies, Sociology
 

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$28,320.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$40,416.00

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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ASIA8020 National and Transnational Histories in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8021 Activism and Social Change in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8049 International History from Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8051 Language and Power in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8500 Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced) Thesis

 

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia

ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society

ASIA6176 India’s Culture Wars

ASIA8514 China: Wealth and Power

PASI8002 Pacific Foundations: From Maritime Societies to Global Cultures

 

A minimum of 36 units from completion of courses from any of the following lists and specialisations:

 

China studies

ASIA6014 China Now: Ideology, Media and Culture

ASIA6026 The Politics of China

ASIA6037 History of Modern China

ASIA6044 Chinese History: The Imperial Period (221 BC - 1800)

ASIA6151 Study Tour: Archaeology in Asia

 

ASIA8012 Foundations of Chinese Society: Friends, Family, Connections

ASIA8514 China: Wealth and Power

IDEC8021 The Chinese Economy

INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation

INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations

STST8013 China's Defence and Strategic Challenges

 

Development studies in Asia and the Pacific

ANTH8038 Critical Issues in Gender and Development

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development

ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development

ASIA6516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development

EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment

IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy

POGO8044 Global Social Policy

POGO8072 Development Theories and Themes

 

Environment in Asia and the Pacific

ANTH8060 Exploring Gender, Resources and the Environment

ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8050 Social Conflict and Environmental Challenges in Asia and the Pacific

EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8013 Issues in Development and Environment

EMDV8079 Water Conflicts

EMDV8082 Food Wars: Food Security and Agricultural Policy

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

EMDV8108 Applied Environmental and Resource Management

EMDV8124 Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

 

History and Culture in Asia and the Pacific

ARCH6022 Study Tour: Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change

ASIA6030 The Origins of the International Order in Southeast Asia

ASIA6037 History of Modern China

ASIA6072 Taiwan: History and Culture

ASIA6074 Popular Culture in East Asia

ASIA6106 Gender in Korean History

ASIA6116 The Mongol empire in World History

ASIA6151 Study Tour: Archaeology in Asia

ASIA6272 Truth and Falsity in Indian History and Politics

ASIA6511 Samurai Society and Social Control in Japan

ASIA6040 Literary and Cultural Discourse in Modern Japan

ASIA6042 Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in Asia

ASIA8012 Foundations of Chinese Society: Friends, Family, Connections

ASIA8038 Writing Ethnography in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA8045 Understanding Power in Asian and Pacific Societies

ASIA8046 Maps and Mapping for the Social Sciences and Humanities

ASIA8047 The Death of God in the Asia-Pacific

ASIA8050 Social Conflict and Environmental Challenges in Asia and the Pacific

 

 

Linguistics in Asia and the Pacific

LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language

ASIA6117 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific

LING6508  Study of a Language Family

LING6105 Language and the Law: Introduction to forensic linguistics

LING6032 Advanced Forensic Linguistics: Voice and Text Comparison

LING6017 Chinese Linguistics

LING6028 Japanese Linguistics

LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication

LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation

 

Northeast Asian studies

ASIA6006 Modern Korea

ASIA6010 The Making of Modern Japan: From Samurai to Economic Superpower and Beyond

ASIA6031 Japanese Politics

ASIA6037 Histories of Modern China

ASIA6044 Chinese History: The Imperial Period (221 BC - 1800)

ASIA6042 Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in Asia

ASIA6072 Taiwan: History and Culture

ASIA6074 Popular Culture in East Asia

ASIA6078 Study Tour: Arts in Contemporary Taiwan

WARS6088 The Korean War

ASIA6106 Gender in Korean History

ASIA6116 The Mongol Empire in World History

ASIA6511 Samurai Society and Social Control in Japan

ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society

ASIA8514 China: Wealth and Power

POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

 

Pacific studies

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development

ANTH8106 Gender, Violence and Development

ASIA8047 The Death of God in the Asia-Pacific

ASIA8048 Disasters and Epidemics in Asia and the Pacific

DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

PASI6001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World

PASI6002 Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries

PASI6005 Pacific Islands Field School

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

PASI6010 Talking the Pacific: Melanesian pidgins and creoles in social context

PASI8008 Gender and Sexuality in the Pacific

PASI8002 Pacific Foundations: From Maritime Societies to Global Cultures

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

 

Politics and International Affairs in Asia and the Pacific

 

ASIA6026 The Politics of China

ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia

WARS6088 The Korean War

ASIA8017 Comparative Politics of Asia & the Pacific

DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations

DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development

INTR8017 Issues in Australian Foreign Policy

INTR8020 The Responsibility to Protect

INTR8022 Asia Pacific Security

INTR8043 The Post-Colonial Pacific and Global Change

INTR8060 China: Global Engagement and Domestic Transformation

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

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

INTR8068 Making Foreign Policy

INTR8013 International Political Economy

INTR8073 Human Security

INTR8074 Chinese Thinking on International Relations

POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future

POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption

POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

 

Security studies in Asia and the Pacific

NSPO8004 National Security Leadership and Risk Management

NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking

NSPO8010 Civil-Military Relations

NSPO8012 National Security and Crisis Management

NSPO8013 Disease, Security and Biological Weapons

NSPO8014 Ethics and Technologies of War

NSPO8015 Asian Regionalism and Security: Implications for Australia

NSPO8017 Malicious Networks: Transnational Terrorism and Crime

NSPO8018 The Evolution of National Security Policy since 1945

NSPO8019 Sectarianism and Religiously Motivated Violence

NSPO8021 Statecraft and national security in cyberspace

NSPO8023 National security in the Indo-Pacific

STST8002 The New Power Politics of Asia

STST8013 China's Defence and Strategic Challenges

STST8026 Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century

STST8027 Insurgency & Counterinsurgency in an Age of Terror

STST8051 Great and Powerful Friends: Strategic alliances and Australian security

 

South and Southeast Asian Studies

ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia

ASIA6039 Burma/Myanmar: a Country in Crisis

ASIA6069 Indonesia Regions: Politics, Society, Economy

ASIA6070 Democracy in Southeast Asia

ASIA6114 Study Tour: Southeast Asian Frontiers- Thailand and Burma/Myanmar

ASIA6165 Islam in Southeast Asia

ASIA6270 India in the Age of Asian Empires

ASIA6271 The Making of South Asia

ASIA6272 Truth and Falsity in Indian History and Politics

ASIA6516 Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development

ASIA6042 Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in Asia

ASIA6176 India’s Culture Wars

ASIA8040 Engaging Asia: Australia and the Asian Century

INTR8058 Politics of Islam in Southeast Asia

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

 

Internships and independent study

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)

ANIP6505 Australian National Internships Program B

ASIA8512 Supervised Project in Asia-Pacific Studies

 

Burmese Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture

Hindi Language and Culture

Indonesian Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture

Korean Language and Culture

Literary Chinese Language and Culture

Mongolian Language and Culture

Sanskrit Language and Culture

Tetum Language and Culture

Thai Language and Culture

Vietnamese Language and Culture

 

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 72 units of courses attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies (Advanced).

 

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 who do not achieve a minimum of 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Master of Asian and Pacific Studies.

 

Specialisations

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