Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate students can undertake specialised degrees focused on Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies. Program options include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
    Length: 0.5 year fulltime Minimum: 24 Units
  • Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
    Length: 1.5 year full-time Minimum: 72 Units
  • Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Advanced)
    Length: 2-years full-time Minimum: 96 Units

Postgraduate students completing a degree through ANU’s College of Arts and Social Sciences or ANU’s College of Asia and the Pacific can select from a range of courses specialising on the Middle East and Central Asia.

The Centre is uniquely placed to offer postgraduate students the opportunity to study in small groups with leading experts and gain a deep regional grounding from interdisciplinary perspectives, including contemporary politics, international relations, modern history, the political economy, development studies, gender studies, sociology, and religious and cultural studies.

From 2023, the majority of coursework for these programs will be taught through face-to-face seminars. The option of online study can be considered for remote students.

Postgraduate Degrees and Graduate Certificates specialising in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies enhance career opportunities for those seeking professional careers in diplomacy, the public service, the NGO sector, teaching, journalism, economic development and business.

Postgraduate coursework offered through CAIS provides in-depth study of geopolitically significant regions including the Levant, North Africa, the Arab Gulf, Turkey, and Central Asia. Current coursework offered includes specialised subjects examining Energy and Security, Geopolitics, Islamic Economies as well as Authoritarianism and Democratisation.

For a full list of courses offered in 2023, please click here or return to the homepage.

Postgraduate students also have the opportunity to study Arabic, Persian and Turkish at a range of proficiency levels.

Additional information about the centre’s language program is available here.

Updated:  8 February 2023/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications