In this course you’ll explore the media, religions, histories, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology of the Asian region.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In this course you’ll explore the media, religions, histories, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology of the Asian region. You will take core units in subjects such as ‘Asian Centuries’ and ‘Contemporary Asia’, and choose electives in areas that interest you, including ‘Women in Asian Societies’, ‘Society Culture and Ecology in Asia’ or the distinctive units ‘Love and Sexuality in Japan’ and ‘Media, Culture and Politics in Indonesia’.
You’ll develop an appreciation of Asian history and cultures as you learn practical and professional skills that are critical across a range of occupations. Your studies will involve the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch, a centre with an international reputation for its research on the politics, economics, law, history and environment of the Asian region.
You can combine Asian Studies with another course such as Community Development, History, Indonesian, International Aid and Development, Japanese, Law, Business and Society, Global Politics and Policy, Sociology, Sustainable Development or Tourism and Events.
When you graduate, your career prospects could include work in teaching, the diplomatic service, law, public service, business, or journalism in Australia, the Asian region or other locations around the world.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Asian Studies
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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