CASS Postgraduate

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Thinking about undertaking postgraduate studies in arts, humanities and social sciences? The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) offers a wide range of postgraduate coursework degrees in the arts, humanities and social sciences to choose from. Applications for the Semester 1, 2024 are now open.

At CASS, you will be able to further delve into your chosen field through a Master degree or a shorter Graduate Certificate. Our partnerships with national cultural institutions provide students with unique networking opportunities, hands-on internship programs, and exciting fieldwork.

With a postgraduate 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.


ANU is ranked #1 in Australia for 8 disciplines across humanities, arts and social sciences*

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Featured: RSSS Building Tour

The Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) was one of the four foundation research schools of the Institute of Advanced Studies at ANU. For decades it has been a forerunner in social sciences research. It has a proud history and a wonderful depth of talent and outstanding scholarship. We convene workshops, public lectures, debates and roundtables that address issues of public and community importance, and these can be found in the websites of the individual schools and centres.

Hear from our students

The best part about Canberra is that you are based in the political hub of the nation. That’s really helpful when studying because you're pulling in all the things that are happening around you. It also allowed me to pick courses that were the most relevant to the areas I was interested in.

Jade Herron , Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

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“I was lucky that my study and my work complimented each other.” 

Joanna Tan, Master of Translation

Acknowledgment of Country

We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

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