What better way to learn a language than living and studying in the country whilst lapping up all the great food and culture? This course allows you to travel and study at one of our partner universities in Japan or Indonesia and further develop your language skills.
- 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 Japan or Indonesia. This qualification requires full-time study overseas for two semesters.
Immersed in the language every day for a full year, you will develop your Japanese or Indonesian skills to an advanced level. You can also study a variety of subjects such as the literature, media, religion, history, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology of Japan or Indonesia. These areas combined will make you a specialist of Japan or Indonesia with a wealth of knowledge of the region and personal networks in the community.
Note – 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.
AQF Level 7 (bachelor) degree with 3 years of study in the relevant Asian language or equivalent is required to apply for this course.
3 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Asian Language (in-country) at Murdoch
- This qualification is the only course in Australia that offers a full year in-country experience for postgraduate credit.
- Open up your global career opportunities by learning an Asian language.
- Study at one of our partner universities in Indonesia or Japan. You could study in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hyogo, Osaka, Yogyakarta or Bandung.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- advanced knowledge of the language (Japanese or Indonesian)
- understanding the culture and society of Japan or Indonesia, both traditional and contemporary
- understanding history, politics, economics and religions in Japan or Indonesia.
This course will serve the career development needs of those seeking to work in areas such as teaching, foreign affairs, law, public service, hospitality, business, and journalism that require a broad interdisciplinary background in the Asian cultural, political and economic context.
Careers could include:
- Language Teacher
- Tourism Operator
- International Liaison Officer
- Public Servant
- Foreign Correspondent or Journalist.
Separate professional accreditation as an interpreter and/or translator is available through application to and testing by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
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.
Entry requirements for
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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