This course is designed for students interested in developing an advanced knowledge of an Asian language, through a program of study at universities in the relevant Asian country.
- 1 year full-time
For political, economic, environmental and cultural reasons, Japan and Indonesia will play an increasingly important role in contemporary global change. The Australian Government is seeking to make study in Asia a ‘rite of passage’, to enable Australians to develop a deep and engaged knowledge of the countries and languages of Asia. This qualification is the only course in Australia that offers a full year in-country experience for postgraduate credit. It is designed for students interested in developing an advanced knowledge of an Asian language, through a program of study at universities in the relevant Asian country. This qualification requires full-time study overseas for two semesters.
You will study the literature, media, religion, history, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology of Japan or Indonesia, develop advanced language skills and knowledge of the region, and build personal networks in the community.
As teaching of this course is conducted at Murdoch’s partner universities in Japan and Indonesia, it takes several months to process institutional arrangements. You will therefore need to apply well in advance before your intended commencement of this course.
This course is intended to serve the career development needs of those seeking to work in areas such as teaching, foreign affairs, law, public service, business, and journalism that require a broad interdisciplinary background in the Asian cultural, political and economic context.
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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This course requires the student to complete studies at a university in Asia while residing in Asia.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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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