If you’re fascinated by the Middle East and Central Asia, transform your passion into a qualification at Australia’s premier institute for studies of the region. The Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Advanced) program is offered by the Australian National University.
- Conduct detailed, sophisticated research on the Middle East and/or Central Asia, synthesize research material and explain the findings clearly and succinctly, and present these findings both in writing and orally;
- Discuss, explain and analyse major modern events, characteristics and dynamics related to the Middle East and/or Central Asia;
- Explain and assess the dynamics that shape and influence Middle East and/or Central Asia, including one or more of: the roles of key actors in these regions’ politics, international relations, and political economies; the impacts on the region of modern historical events; and the impacts of societal and cultural forces;
- Engage critically with key scholarly debates and controversies related to the study of the Middle East and/or Central Asia, including some that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries; and
- Demonstrate the ability to complete a major piece of scholarly research in the field of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, presenting the findings and arguments of this work in a scholarly/thesis format.
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.
A Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies will advance your career in any professional area requiring a solid understanding of the Middle East and Central Asia, whether in diplomacy, the public service, teaching, journalism, development or business.
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- Special Topics in Arabic
- Arab Current Affairs and Media Arabic
- Applied Arabic
- Modern Turkey: History, Culture and Regional Relations
- Turkish Politics and Foreign Policy
- Islamic Radicalism
- Islam, the West and International Terrorism
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies International Relations Political Science View 31 other Masters in Political Science in Australia
- 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 a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.
International45864 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 45864 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
- All domestic undergraduate students, and some domestic postgraduate students, are Commonwealth supported.
- 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.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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