Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

Introduction

In the Asian Century in which we’re living, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is one of the world's leading centres for teaching and research on the region – a position we’ve been working on since the century before.

The College has its roots in the University’s Research School of Pacific Studies and the School of Oriental Languages, founded in 1946 and 1952 respectively. The Research School was a founding institution of ANU, established to drive Australia’s engagement and understanding of its neighbourhood, as well as establish the University as a global centre of excellence in research, teaching and influence on Asia and the Pacific. The School of Oriental Languages was established to train diplomats and public servants in Chinese, and later Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia and Malay. Ten years later, the School became the ground-breaking Faculty of Asian Studies, the first and only faculty at an Australian university dedicated to a regional specialisation.



By 1968 Asian and Pacific studies at ANU were booming; enrolments in Indonesian had overtaken those in French, and the University Library had built up one of the best Asian collections in the world. Global acclaim was secured for the Faculty in 1971, when it hosted the International Congress of Orientalists, attended by 1,200 international experts.

Teaching expertise and academic excellence have been cornerstones of Asian and Pacific studies at ANU since these early days. The University is proud to include among its former teaching staff Sir John Crawford, a pioneer in the building of an Asia Pacific economic and policy community; AL Basham, author of what remains today the most widely-used introduction to Indian civilisation; Stephen Wurm, the world’s foremost expert on the languages of New Guinea; and Hedley Bull, a key scholar on international relations.

From these visionaries and strong foundations, the College has grown today to host the largest assembly of regional experts in the English-speaking world. We have the widest range of courses on Asia and the Pacific in Australia, and offer the largest number of Asian and Pacific language programs. Reaching out to the region and the world, the College is the centre for Australia’s and intellectual engagement with the societies, cultures, economies and worlds of thought of Asia and the Pacific.



Among the University’s academic colleges, the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific remains unique for its regional focus. But, unlike the great majority of other geographically-dedicated faculties around the world, the College has preserved a commitment to disciplinary strength, particularly in political science, economics, history, anthropology, law, archaeology and linguistics, with an enviable international standing across all these disciplines.

Building on our impressive history, today our teaching staff still includes preeminent academics recognised internationally as leaders in their field – including Professor Hugh White, Australia’s leading analyst on strategy and intelligence; Professor Hilary Charlesworth, world-renowned expert on international law and human rights; and Professor Nicholas Evans, a leading linguistics expert who is working tirelessly save endangered languages across the globe.

With the College’s focus on Asia and the Pacific more relevant now than ever before, ANU is indisputably the best place to prepare the next generation of regional specialists for the challenges of this century, and Australia’s place in it.

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Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Asia-Pacific Studies will give you the regional expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asia-Pacific focus and allows students [+]

The Master of Asia-Pacific Studies will give you the regional expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asia-Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of interest in the established fields of History, Cultural Studies, Politics, Security Studies, Asian Languages and Regional Studies. At ANU you can choose from the widest range of Asian and Pacific studies courses in Australia, and learn from the largest concentration of Asia Pacific researchers outside of Asia itself. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the cultures, societies and political systems of the Asia-Pacific region - Understand advanced analytical tools and methods, and apply them to independent research on the Asia-Pacific region - Demonstrate advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal - Communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying approach and methods, individually and in groups - Employ sufficient specialized knowledge and skill to produce a sophisticated research project Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Up to 24 units of credit is available for a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline. - Up to 48 units of credit is available for an Honours degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline. [-]

Master of Climate Change

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

Do you want to tackle one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind? The ANU Master of Climate Change program offers significant breadth and strength within the field through [+]

Do you want to tackle one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind? The ANU Master of Climate Change program offers significant breadth and strength within the field through access to world-leading expertise in climate change science and policy, encompassing science, economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. This means that you can develop a unique program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests and skills. Our program covers core topics of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, climate change economics and policy, and methodological approaches. Elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to suit your educational goals. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate expert knowledge in particular aspects of climate change, and a broad knowledge of the current issues in and approaches to climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation from both science and policy perspectives - Demonstrate advanced understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of climate science and policy, and a critical appreciation of how the complex relationships between them inform and shape debate - Independently apply their advanced knowledge, analytical and research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills in professional practice in climate change - Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding in climate change to both specialist and non-specialist audiences Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. - Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units of credit [-]

Master of Diplomacy

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with the skills you need to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international [+]

The Master of Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with the skills you need to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level. Relevant to diplomatic practitioners in diverse fields, this unique program draws on the internationally-renowned expertise of the staff of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, and positions you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading scholars and policy-makers. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate knowledge of diplomacy as a practice and field of study. - Represent their country or organisation effectively at an international level; - Demonstrate 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; - 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; - Understand and engage with transnational issues in a globalised environment; undertake the tasks of persuasion and advocacy; - Design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions; - Apply diplomatic skills such as negotiation, understanding of protocol and conflict resolution;. - Apply knowledge of the dynamics of contemporary diplomacy, especially in the Asia-Pacific region; - Develop high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in diplomacy; - Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms; - Communicate their findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods in appropriate. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 70% average - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. - Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Environmental and Resource Economics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Environmental Management and Development will boost your career in natural resource management and environmental policy, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges [+]

This program provides the tools of economic analysis at an advanced level and applies them to policy issues with a focus on environmental and resource economics. Areas of specialisation covered in elective courses include: agricultural and resource economics, cost-benefit analysis, economic development, quantitative methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy. A common theme across these courses is the integration of environmental and resource decisions into the broader context of national and international economic policy. Graduates find ready employment with universities, national and international policy agencies, leading corporations and civil society organisations. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - use advanced tools to analyse the economic effects of policy change and to formulate economic policies - understand the issues in the coordination of policies in environmental and resource economics - access the academic literature in applied economics and economic policy - undertake independent research in applied economics and policy, especially in environmental and resource economics Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Up to 24 units of credit is available for a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline. - Up to 48 units of credit is available for a Honours degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline. - Credit may also be available for relevant work experience. - Students must achieve a minimum 50% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Environmental Management and Development

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Environmental Management and Development will boost your career in natural resource management and environmental policy, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges [+]

The Master of Environmental Management and Development will boost your career in natural resource management and environmental policy, and improve your professional ability to respond to the complex challenges of sustainable development. Offered by the internationally-renowned Crawford School, the program will equip you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills you need to contribute to the goals of economic viability, social acceptability and environmental sustainability in different social and political contexts. Focus areas include biodiversity conservation, climate change, social impacts, environmental governance, and management of primary resources such as water, fisheries, forests, and minerals. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - identify and critically analyse complex environmental and development problems and the key issues that comprise them; - demonstrate theoretical knowledge, research and practical professional skills, together with an appreciation of how they inform and shape debate, and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses; understand, synthesise and explain contemporary environment and development policy issues from alternative disciplinary and social perspectives, and an appreciation of context; - articulate ideas clearly and communicate these persuasively in a range of formats to diverse audiences; contribute to social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. - Credit may also be available for relevant work experience. - Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of International and Development Economics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

Join an internationally-renowned network of leading economic practitioners and researchers at Crawford School and graduate with a world-class master's degree in international and development economics. The program [+]

Join an internationally-renowned network of leading economic practitioners and researchers at Crawford School and graduate with a world-class master's degree in international and development economics. The program will equip you with the tools of advanced economic analysis, and the skill to apply them to economic policies for trade, finance, development and the environment. You can choose from electives including international trade, banking and monetary policy, economic development, quantitative methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - use advanced tools to analyse the economic effects of policy change and to formulate economic policies - understand the issues in the coordination of policies in international and development economics - access the academic literature in applied economics and economic policy - undertake independent research in applied economics and policy, especially in international and development economics Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Up to 24 units of credit is available for a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline. - Up to 48 units of credit is available for a Honours degree in a cognate discipline or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline. - Credit may also be available for relevant work experience. - Students must achieve a minimum 50% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of International Relations

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

Studying international relations at ANU means you will be studying the best program of its kind in Australia and graduating with one of the most respected degrees in this field in [+]

Studying international relations at ANU means you will be studying the best program of its kind in Australia and graduating with one of the most respected degrees in this field in the world. The Master of International Relations is the only international relations program in Australia to focus on the Asia Pacific, and encourages you to engage with emerging ideas and practices from across our region through face-to-face seminars with globally-recognised experts. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Discuss the dynamics of contemporary international relations, especially in the Asia-Pacific region; - Discuss the key theories for the analysis of contemporary international relations; - Use international relations theory to reflect upon contemporary problems in areas such as international security, global governance, international political economy or human rights; - Conduct high-level research and writing to undertake self-directed study in international relations; - Analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms; - Communicate their findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods in appropriate. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 70% average. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. [-]

Master of National Security Policy

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Canberra

Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy. [+]

Master of National Security Policy NEW program - available for applications commencing from summer session, 2015 Join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policy-makers at the National Security College with the highly-regarded Master of National Security Policy. This program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the current and emerging national security challenges facing our region and the world. Develop the skills to implement and evaluate effective policy responses, and graduate as a future leader in strategy development. Career Options Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Demonstrate a greater understanding of national security issues Understand research principles and methods applicable to different disciplinary approaches to national security issues Reflect critically on theory and practice of national security issues Demonstrate high-level analytical skills as well as oral and written communication skills Conduct independent research and understand aspects of professional practice within the field of national security Cognate disciplines Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, Development Studies, Governance, History, International Affairs, International Relations, Law, Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Policy Studies, Public Administration, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Security Studies, Strategic Studies. Admission Requirements A Bachelor degree or international equivalent. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Credit may be available for relevant work experience. Indicative Fees Annual indicative fee for international students $34,800.00 Scholarships ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. Eligibility 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. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Master of Public Administration will make your leadership aspirations a reality. The internationally-recognised teaching staff at Crawford School have the real-world experience and expertise [+]

The Master of Public Administration will make your leadership aspirations a reality. The internationally-recognised teaching staff at Crawford School have the real-world experience and expertise to develop your management, leadership and organisational performance skills, and help you succeed in public administration. The program integrates theory and practice to explore contemporary public dilemmas, both locally and globally, alongside the latest debates in the social sciences regarding good public administration. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate understanding of historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives on public sector management and leadership - Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public sector management and leadership, in Australia and globally - Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public sector management and leadership - Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public sector management and leadership - Apply conceptual analysis and evidence to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex management, leadership and policy challenges from multiple perspectives - Apply self-management, communication, influencing and teamwork skills to complex management and leadership challenges. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent, with at least three years' work experience in public administration. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. - Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Public Policy

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The purpose of the Master of Public Policy is to provide public policy education of international renown for professionals to develop further as leaders in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third [+]

The purpose of the Master of Public Policy is to provide public policy education of international renown for professionals to develop further as leaders in a variety of public sector roles, including public services, third sector organisations or government affairs positions in the private sector. The MPP's scope includes providing students with an introduction to the latest disciplinary policy debates in the social sciences and, with a mixture of theory and practice, to build the analytical tools and knowledge necessary for high quality policy analysis, including design, advocacy, and evaluation, as well as building political and program management capabilities. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - Demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of key debates and thinking in the field of public policy, in Australia and globally - Reflect critically on and engage in key theoretical debates in the field of public policy - Engage influentially in debates and analysis of public policy issues and practical challenges across cultural, developmental and institutional contexts - Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and both qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant to the field of public policy - Identify and apply appropriate research methods to public policy challenges - Analyse, synthesise and communicate complex, political and institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives - Develop innovative policy recommendations to complex problems in changing policy environments - Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of public policies and respond to these in innovative ways Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with at least 3 years' work experience in public policy. - All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. - Credit may also be available for relevant work experience. - Students must achieve a minimum 65% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. [-]

Master of Strategic Studies

Campus Full time 2 years January 2016 Australia Canberra

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policy-makers to deliver Australia's foremost [+]

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre combines the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and policy-makers to deliver Australia's foremost strategic studies program. Develop the analytical frameworks you need to tackle the regional and global strategic and security challenges of your career, and graduate a leader in your field. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: - have specialised knowledge and cognitive skills in strategic and defence studies; - possess an integrated understanding of the conduct of strategy, military operations, and its relationship to policy; - be capable of undertaking strategic and policy analysis and be able to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information relating to the conduct of strategy and military operations possess the technical skills needed to access the academic literature in the fields of study associated with strategic and defence studies; - research and apply established theories and concepts and exercise expert judgement in military, defence or policy contexts; - apply strategic concepts and knowledge to practical problems in a contemporary setting; - have demonstrated high levels of written and oral communication in the field of strategic and defence studies. Admission Requirements - A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a 60% average. - Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. - Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. [-]

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