Graduate Certificate 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.

Study in small groups with country experts and gain a deep regional grounding from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including contemporary politics, international relations, modern history, political economy, development studies, sociology, and religious and cultural studies. The degree includes intensive options for busy professionals, and online options for those based remotely, alongside traditional face-to-face seminars with leading global experts on the Middle East and Central Asia.

Study options

Available both full-time (FT) and part-time (PT).

The part time duration varies depending on how many courses are available each semester.

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Key facts

0.5 Year FT or 1 Year PT
Semester 1 & 2 intake
Masters degree available

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UAC Code: 830070
CRICOS Code: 107758J

Career options

A Graduate Certificate in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies will enhance 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. The program provides in-depth study of geopolitically significant regions including the Levant, North Africa, the Persian Gulf, Turkey, and Central Asia.

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Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.


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