What will I learn?

The Flexible Double Master Degree gives enormous flexibility through being able to combine any two degrees available in the program for which the entry requirements are met and, by cross counting of electives, completing two degrees in one year less than completing the degrees separately. For students who are eligible for credit for previous degrees or work experience, the double degree may require as little as two years.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete the requirements of both degrees; to complete in three years students must choose 24 units of compulsory and/or core courses from degree B to satisfy the requirement for 24 units of free electives in program A.

The following degrees are available in this double degree program :

Master of Anthropology

Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development

Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science

Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies

Master of Culture, Health, and Medicine

Master of Demography

Master of Design

Master of Digital Arts

Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

Master of General and Applied Linguistics

Master of Globalisation

Master of History

Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Master of Museum and Heritage Studies

Master of Music

Master of Political Science

Master of Social Research

Master of Translation

Master of Visual Arts

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,480.00 (US$ 29,902) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

Expected July 2019


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a tertiary qualification to the required standard and recognized by ANU as comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 7 Bachelor Degree or higher; Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test overall score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic -an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

Meet the admission requirements for each of your degree choices in the Flexible Double Degree framework.

Additional application requirements for:

Master of Digital Arts

Master of Visual Arts

Entry to these programs requires a successful assessment of a portfolio of works and other supporting material. Before applying, applicants should consult the ANU School of Art website where the requirements are listed and supporting material submission information is detailed.

Master of Music

Applicants will be expected to have pre-existing musical knowledge such as a competency level equivalent to completion of an undergraduate major in music performance or music composition, or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Entry to the Graduate Music Performance courses is by audition at an appropriate standard.

Entry to the Graduate Composition, Arranging and Sound Design courses is by submission of a portfolio of works of an appropriate standard. Applicants wishing to enrol in Graduate Composition, Arranging and Sound Design courses

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
  • New AUD 240 M science precinct with state-of-the-art labs
  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability