Course Description

Immerse yourself in a remarkable and complex part of the world.

The Middle East and Central Asia, predominately Muslim States and Societies, are rich in history, geographical wonders, political turmoil, and socio-cultural influence. The Middle East ranges from Turkey and Iran in West Asia to the Arab heartland as far as Morocco in North Africa. Central Asia is comprised of Afghanistan and the former Muslim republics of the Soviet.

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. There is also the opportunity to undertake a highly competitive research project through the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP).

Tuition Fees

International Students: $41,280 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.2% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 80.3% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 84.8% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Australian National University (ANU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 65.0% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 31.5% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $57,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 074006D
Australian National University (ANU) Code: BMECA

Entry Requirements

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, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent, 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 international equivalent, OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Guaranteed entry ATAR: 80