Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies is Australia’s premier location for studies in this field, with a high international standing and links with its major counterparts in the Arab and Muslim world, as well as in North America and Europe. 

The Centre integrates the study of Middle Eastern and Central Asian contemporary politics, history, culture, political economy, economics, language and the role of Islam within the frameworks of the changing global order.

It also focuses on Australia’s interests in, and the development of its commercial, scientific and industrial ties with, within the Middle Eastern and Central Asian region.

Further studies

Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your Masters qualification.

Career opportunities

Career prospects for graduates with a background in Arab and Islamic Studies include opportunities in the public service, diplomacy, journalism, business and trade, both in Australia and overseas.
Language specialists are in strong demand specifically in government departments dealing with immigration and ethnic affairs, foreign affairs, customs and excise, social welfare, health, consumer affairs, and the media.

Professional outcomes

Graduates acquire a range of skills including cultural and regional expertise, diplomacy and communication, research and analytics, language and linguistics and problem solving.

First Semester 2019 commencement – Postgraduate International

Due to high demand for our programs, applications direct to ANU for commencement in First Semester 2019 (February intake) are now closed.

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