Postgraduate

Master of Asian Studies

Asia is home to four of Australia's five major trading partners, and boasts some of the oldest and most vibrant cultures in the world. Learn how to make the most of it.

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1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Graduates with a good understanding of Asian cultures, societies and languages are in short supply. They have excellent employment prospects in Australia and in the rising economies of Asia, which include four of Australia's top five trade partners. Many employers in Australia and Asia give priority to the employment of graduates with an Asia-related academic background. Prospective career paths include: arts and art management; banking and finance; consultancy and marketing; diplomacy, foreign affairs and politics; education; mining and resources; international organisations (including NGOs as well as corporations); journalism and media; intelligence analysis; and tourism.
Graduates with a good understanding of Asian cultures, societies and languages are in short supply. They have excellent employment prospects in Australia and in the rising economies of Asia, which include four of Australia's top five trade partners. Many employers in Australia and Asia give priority to the employment of graduates with an Asia-related academic background. Prospective career paths include: arts and art management; banking and finance; consultancy and marketing; diplomacy, foreign affairs and politics; education; mining and resources; international organisations (including NGOs as well as corporations); journalism and media; intelligence analysis; and tourism.
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Further Study

If you complete a dissertation as part of this course, you may choose to progress to a PhD. You may also wish to complete another postgraduate course, such as the Master of Business Administration.
If you complete a dissertation as part of this course, you may choose to progress to a PhD. You may also wish to complete another postgraduate course, such as the Master of Business Administration.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2018
$22,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$45,000.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$30,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$61,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$31,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$63,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a)(i) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major;
or
(b)(i) a Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies or Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course will give you the skills and knowledge crucial to understanding and engaging with the Asian region. With flexible study options, including part-time and evening courses, you can enhance your career prospects by developing an in-depth understanding of the region, with the option of specialising in politics, business, or Chinese business law.

About The Course

Graduates of the Master of Asian Studies will be able to demonstrate comprehensive awareness of the historical, cultural and political landscapes that shape and inform contemporary Asia. They will acquire the skills to apply this understanding in their professional and personal engagements with the region.
Master of Asian Studies

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Full-time only
  • Part-time
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12580
CRICOS code
  • 093277A
Master of Asian Studies
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Full-time only
  • Part-time
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 8-10 hours plus own study time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12580
CRICOS code
  • 093277A
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years or 1.5 years with a relevant undergraduate degree as assessed by Faculty
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Asian Studies

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Students who have not completed a bachelor's degree with a relevant major as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up
to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty.