What is Graduate Studies Select?
Graduate Studies Select (GSS) is a university-wide suite of programs designed to offer a flexible option for graduate studies at ANU. We recognise that graduate students have a range of learning interests that are not always met by a defined program of study in a single academic discipline. By increasing the flexibility and choice available, you can now structure a more individualised program of studies, directing your learning to meet academic, personal and professional interests or to develop skills and expertise in specialised areas.
There are thousands of ANU graduate courses to choose from and a Student Advisor and Sub-Dean are available to help you tailor a program to suit your individual needs and guide you throughout your studies at ANU. You could choose to study any 6000-, 7000- or 8000-level postgraduate course across the university so long as you meet any course entry requirements, such as any pre-requisites, and meet the program requirements concerning different classification levels. You can choose courses for an eclectic mix of interests, or focus your learning in a particular discipline for progression into research. For example, you could construct a program of study in anthropology, environment and international relations; combine courses in languages, management, and museums and collections; or extend your knowledge of different subjects in science and engineering.
What GSS degrees are available?
A suite of academic awards are available under the GSS: the Graduate Certificate of Studies, Graduate Certificate of Studies - Online, Master of Studies, and Master of Studies (Advanced). There is also an exit qualification, the Graduate Diploma of Studies, which can be used as an early exit point from other Masters degrees.
Can I choose how I study?
Different modes of study are also available: on-campus semester long courses requiring weekly attendance; on-campus intensive courses held over a few days or evenings; or online studies (NB: course choices are restricted). Details of specific requirements and modes of delivery of individual courses can be found on the relevant course page via the Programs and Courses website.