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Studying Asia at Murdoch University

Due to its proximity to the region and its dense concentration of expertise on Asian issues, Murdoch University is an excellent place in which to study Asia, in a variety of disciplines and at a range of different levels. The Asia Research Centre regularly accepts postgraduate research students.  We offer our postgraduate researchers a supportive, collegial and stimulating atmosphere in which to work, and they are a vital part of our research community.

Murdoch University offers a range of courses at both undergraduate and taught postgraduate level in which students can focus on the Asia Pacific region, either alone or in comparison with other parts of the world. Some of these courses are listed below, with links to further information.

Postgraduate Coursework degrees

Postgraduate Coursework degrees are offered by the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs. These courses will provide an opportunity either to deepen your understanding of Asia, or to reorient your previous disciplinary studies to a specific focus on the region. The course currently offered by the Sir Walter Murdoch School are:

Honours degrees

Honours degrees focused on Asia are available in most disciplines, including Asian Studies. The aim of Honours degrees is to extend the student's grasp of the principles and practice of their subject and to develop the ability for independent research. An Honours qualification of 2A is normally required for admission to higher research degree study.

Undergraduate degrees

At undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Asian Studies allows students to study the languages, cultures and histories of the countries and societies of the region. However, many other social sciences courses have a range of Asia-related units available, allowing students to structure a disciplinary degree around the study of Asia. Below is a list of Bachelor’s degrees which allow a substantial component on Asia: