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Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

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.

Leading experts from the ANU Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies will take you on a journey through the politics, international relations, modern history and political economy of the Middle East and Central Asia, drawing on our links with major counterparts in the Arab and Muslim world, as well as in North America and Europe. After completing your Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (MMECAS), you will have the opportunity to apply for the Master of Diplomacy with the potential to receive up to 48 units credit.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7.

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.

Cognate disciplines

Diplomacy, International relations, Modern history; Other social sciences and humanities disciplines and fields where there is significant coverage of a relevant aspect of Middle Eastern, Central Asian or Islamic Studies and where similar approaches and methodologies are used; and modern languages relating to the Middle East and/or Central Asia region such as Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Russian or French. Politics, Political economy, Political science, Religious studies/Islamic studies; Security studies, Sociology; Strategic studies.
 

Career opportunities

A MMECAS 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.

 

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 master’s qualification.

Admissions requirements

By transfer from the Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies with a minimum GPA of 6/7 as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

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 will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Cognate disciplines

Diplomacy, International relations, Modern history; Other social sciences and humanities disciplines and fields where there is significant coverage of a relevant aspect of Middle Eastern, Central Asian or Islamic Studies and where similar approaches and methodologies are used; and modern languages relating to the Middle East and/or Central Asia region such as Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Russian or French. Politics, Political economy, Political science, Religious studies/Islamic studies; Security studies, Sociology; Strategic studies.

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Updated:  24 September, 2017/Responsible Officer:  College Dean/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications