Revised Master of Globalisation offers depth or breadth of understanding

Revised Master of Globalisation offers depth or breadth of understanding
The ANU Master of Globalisation is now a two-year program, instead of one year.
Monday 16 October 2017

The ANU has revised its Master of Globalisation program to comply with new Australian Qualifications Framework requirements, and made it a two-year degree that gives students greater course choice and flexibility.

The program’s unique features remain: it is an interdisciplinary degree in which students can choose from across the university, it still features courses from the University’s numerous research centres, and it provides students with opportunities for independent study and internships.

“There are two pathways through the degree,” says Dr April Biccum, the program’s convenor.

“Students must take compulsory courses and research methods, but they can organise their choice of electives for breadth, across 11 themes, or depth, by focussing on one or two areas.

“Students can select breadth or depth.”

The depth model, for example, means focusing on one theme including development, migration or culture and communication.

The breadth model involves choosing across the thematic areas to get a wider perspective.

“Another benefit of the degree is that ANU hosts a number of research centres that are unique in their Australian context, such as the Fenner School of Environment and Society, or the Crawford School of Public Policy,” Dr Biccum says.

“So when students choose either breadth or depth, they’re getting the research excellence that the ANU offers as we’re world leaders in a number of areas.”

Dr Biccum, based in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations – ranked number one in Australia (QS Rankings 2017), specialises in political communication, mobilisation, the American Empire debate, and global citizenship.

“We’ve three Americans enrolled in the Masters, and have a fourth interested in attending next year,” the Canadian political scientist says.

“I think Americans are interested in our program in part because there’s been a shift away from globalisation on the part of the current US Administration.

“Students know that an important part of globalisation is what you can do ethically and politically, so that you can make a positive contribution.”

Find out more about the Masters of Globalisation at Australia’s number one* university.

*QS Rankings 2017.

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