What is Graduate Studies Select?
Graduate Studies Select (GSS) is a flexible option for graduate studies at ANU. We recognise that graduate students have a range of learning interests that are not always met by a defined program of study in a single academic discipline. By increasing the flexibility and choice available, you can now structure a more individualised program of studies, directing your learning to meet academic, personal and professional interests or to develop skills and expertise in specialised areas. The Master of Studies is an internationally recognised degree. It is offered by other universities such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin. At ANU, the program was added to extend the graduate study paradigm within our unique research and learning environment.
There are hundreds of ANU graduate courses to choose from and an Academic Adviser is available to help you tailor a program to suit your individual needs and guide you throughout your studies at ANU.
Subject to meeting entry requirements, you can select from courses offered by all ANU Colleges and some pre-approved courses available from our partner universities. You can choose courses for an eclectic mix of interests; or focus your learning in a particular specialisation for progression into research. For example, you could construct a program of study in anthropology, environment and law; combine courses in languages, management, and museums and collections; or extend your knowledge of different subjects in science and engineering.
What degree will I have?
A suite of academic awards has been created for GSS. Students may elect to apply for the Certificate of Graduate Studies, the Diploma of Graduate Studies, the Master of Studies, the Master of Advanced Studies or the Master of Studies with Research.
Can I choose how I study?
Different modes of study are also available: on-campus semester long courses requiring weekly attendance; on-campus intensive courses held over a few days or evenings; or on-line studies. Details of specific requirements and modes of delivery of individual courses can be found in the course outlines for each individual course. There are few time restrictions on gaining the awards, though prerequisites, eligibility and quota conditions may apply. FEE-HELP is available subject to eligibility.