Graduate coursework

Make an impact with our Flexible Double Master Degree program

The new Flexible Double Master Degree program gives students enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately.

With a graduate qualification in arts, humanities and social sciences from ANU, you could expand your career, build industry connections and have the flexibility to study in a way that works for you. We offer graduate programs in over 20 disciplines, allowing you to explore your passions, further your career or even change career direction entirely. Check out our list of Graduate coursework degrees.

Study options

We offer three types of graduate coursework programs: Graduate Certificate, Master and Master (Advanced)

1. Graduate Certificate

A Graduate Certificate in Arts is a broad introductory qualification, usually completed over 1 semester full-time. You can complete it as a freestanding qualification or as a pathway qualification into a Master degree.

Entry requirements: A Bachelor degree or international equivalent.

2. Master

A Master degree builds on your knowledge developed through undergraduate and honours degrees or graduate certificates, as well as relevant work experience. Master degrees are usually completed over 2 years full-time.

Entry requirements: Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65% and, for programs in the ANU School of Art, successful assessment of a portfolio of works. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Diploma requirements. Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Bachelors Degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year) of credit.

3. Master (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 qualification.

Entry requirements: By transfer from the Master degree, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of coursework attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for your research project/thesis.

Graduate applications

All domestic students can apply for graduate coursework programs through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC)

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