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.

Our scholarship programs are designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and abilities, and we automatically consider applicants for some of them upon application. Applications for Semester 2, 2024 are now open and domestic applications close on 8 July, 2024.

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Key facts

1.5 years full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

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UAC Code: 830066
CRICOS Code: 108330G

Career options

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.

Hear from our students

I’d like to thank all of the staff of the Centre of Arabic and Islamic Studies for their excellent teaching, support and attention so far in my course. Their expertise, attitude and enthusiasm has made me very happy with my decision to study at ANU.
Alex , Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

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Tuition fees

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

Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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