The aim of the program is to prepare those who seek academic preparation for a career in a professional area requiring a solid understanding of the Middle East and Central Asia – whether in diplomacy, the public service, teaching, journalism, or business.
Students may also complete a Master of Diplomacy/Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies. The Master of Diplomacy can be taken through the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy and students will graduate with two Master degrees.
The Graduate Diploma is designed for students seeking an introduction to the Middle East and Central Asia at graduate level, or as a pathway to the Master of Arts or Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies.
- Islamic Radicalism
- Central Asia in Regional and Global Perspectives
- Issues of Development in the Middle East
- Energy and Security
- Islam, the West and International Terrorism
- Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
- The Gulf Strategic Environment
- Special Topic in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies: Islam in World Politics
- Special Topic in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies: Islam and Democracy
- Geopolitics of Central Asia
- Arabic language
- Persian language
- Turkish language
At the ANU you can learn from experts in your field. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings ANU was ranked number one in Australia and 13 in the world for social sciences, and number one in Australia and 17 in the world for arts and humanities.
Applicants should have a four year Bachelors degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies.