Career options for Asian Studies at Murdoch University

Our Degrees are changing.

In 2014, Part I (first year) units will be introduced with Part II (second year and higher) units becoming available in subsequent years. Detailed information about Part II will be available here from mid-2014.

Find out more about our new degrees, or to get in touch and ask us what this means for you head to AskMurdoch. Continuing students can still access information for degrees commencing 2013 and prior in the Course Handbook.

Career options

As a Murdoch Asian Studies graduate, your employment outlook is bright, especially if you combine your degree with other disciplines.


Foreign Service Officers or Ambassadors are selected to represent the government in its relations with other governments. They promote good political ties between their country and others.


Interpreters and Translators enable the cross-cultural communication necessary in todays society by expressing the meaning of one language in another. They are not only specialists in language, but sensitive to the culture associated with the language of their expertise.

Journalist/Foreign Correspondent

Journalism is a broad and varied field, involving gathering news and information, interviewing people, attending events, undertaking research, interpreting news, offering opinions, writing both fiction and non-fiction for a variety of publications, and crafting suitable public articles through editing.