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The Middle Eastern and Central Asian regions of the World are rich in history, geographical wonders, political turmoil, and socio-cultural influence. They are areas of constant domestic and international interest as events often unfold which have global relevance and significance.
This program will take you through the topics, debates and developments in the Middle East and Central Asia. You will study the socio-cultural, political, historical and economic structures of these regions and develop a comprehensive knowledge of their relationship to global socio-cultural, political and economic trends.
To fully engage with the history and culture of the regions, you can also study a Middle Eastern or Central Asian language.
Graduates may find work in policy development, foreign affairs, government, private business, tourism, trade, journalism and many other fields.
Successful completion of this program enables students to:
- differentiate socio-cultural, historical and political structures of the Middle East and Central Asia;
- define and evaluate modern events and developments which have shaped the regions;
- analyse the global significance of events and developments in the Middle East and Central Asia, and
- communicate in a Middle Eastern or Central Asian language (graduates' proficiency will vary on the level of language completion).
The Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies requires completion of 144 units, of which:
A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses
The 144 units must include:
48 units from completion of the Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies major:
48 units from the completion of one of the following language majors:
48 units from completion of two of the following language minors:
48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
- Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:
• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.
Requirements for domestic applicants:
For international students:
Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements:
English Language Requirements:
ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.)
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential.
Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.
Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.
Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.
Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.