Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

Program Description

Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific

With Australia’s economic, political and strategic future increasingly linked to the Asia Pacific region, professionals across a range of sectors are seeking to upskill their vocational expertise on the languages, cultures, economies, histories, politics and societies of our neighbours.

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies 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 areas of the Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. In this program, you will be taught by some of the most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific in the world.

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.

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission requires a Bachelor Degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.0/7.0;
  • 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.

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

Fees

Domestic Tuition Fees

Annual indicative fee for domestic students: $28,320.00

International Tuition Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students: $36,720.00

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.

Program Requirements

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

24 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: Framing Critical Perspectives
  • ASIA8051 Language and Power in Asia and the Pacific

12 units from completion from the following regional studies core courses:

  • ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia
  • ASIA8011 Rethinking Northeast Asia: Region, Culture and Society
  • ASIA6xxx India’s Culture Wars
  • ASIA8514 China: Wealth and Power
  • PASI8002 Pacific Foundations: From Maritime Societies to Global Cultures

36 units from completion from the following regional or disciplinary contextual studies courses and language specialisations:

  • China studies
    • ASIA6014 China Now: Discourse, Media and Culture
    • ASIA6026 The Politics of China
    • ASIA6037 Histories 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 History of the State System in Southeast Asia
    • ASIA6037 Histories 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
    • ASIA6xxx Literary and Cultural Discourse in Modern Japan
    • ASIA6xxx 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
    • ASIA6xxx 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: Forensic Voice and Text Comparison
    • LING6017 Chinese Linguistics
    • LING6xxx 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
    • ASIA6017 History of International Relations in Northeast Asia
    • ASIA6031 Japanese Politics
    • ASIA6037 Histories of Modern China
    • ASIA6044 Chinese History: The Imperial Period (221 BC - 1800)
    • ASIA6xxx 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
    • ASIA6088 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
    • ASIA8513 China: the Big Questions
    • 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
    • DIPL8xxx 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
    • PASI6006 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
    • ASIA6017 History of International Relations in Northeast Asia
    • ASIA6026 The Politics of China
    • ASIA6030 History of the State System in Southeast Asia
    • ASIA6088 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
    • ASIA6xxx Reconciliation and the memory of conflict in Asia
    • ASIA6xxx 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

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Specialisations

  • 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
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 22, 2017
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Jan. 2019
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2 years
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28,320 AUD
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Australia - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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