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Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt)

  • M1216MASTER OF ASIAN STUDIES

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Title Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt)
Course Code M1216
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Arts
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Carol Warren | Email: C.Warren@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2345

Qualification Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt)
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Not currently available to new admissions
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The countries of East and South-East Asia will play an increasingly important role in global change in the twenty-first century. This course is intended to provide graduates of any discipline with training in the culture, politics, economics, history and environment of the Asian region.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree or higher in any discipline, or equivalent training, or satisfactory preparation through previous study or professional experience.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Employment Prospects This course is intended to serve the career development needs of teachers and members of other professional groups in the areas of foreign affairs, law, public service, business, and journalism who require a broad interdisciplinary background in the Asian cultural, political and economic context.
Project/Dissertation The Masters offers a coursework-only program or a combination of coursework with a 3- or 6-point project or 12-point dissertation in the research stream.
External Study Many of the units are available in the external mode, including the Indonesian language units.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Specified Electives - 24 credit points

Select from the following lists, with at least 9 points from Asian Society and Culture.

Asian Society and Culture - 9 credit points

Select from the following:

AST530 Nations, Narratives, Cultures in Contemporary Asia - 3 points

AST531 Rise of Asia and Modern History - 3 points

AST556 Perceptions of South-East Asian Society - 3 points

JPN514 Postwar Japan - 3 points

AST558 Gender in Asian Societies - 3 points

Theoretical, Comparative and Applied Context

Select from the following:

COD545 Community Development Theory and Practice - 3 points

EDN519 International Education: Issues and Practices - 3 points

SUS512 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities - 3 points

EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points

Students from non-English language backgrounds may substitute the unit

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points

for one of the Specified Electives in the Theoretical, Comparative and Applied Context Stream.

Language

With the approval of the Academic Chair, students with the relevant proficiency in either Indonesian or Japanese language may enrol in the semester in that country. Subject to Academic Chair approval, students may complete 12 or 24 points in country.

Asian Language units may also be taken, subject to Academic Chair approval.

JPN543 Semester in Japan - 12 points

IND543 Semester in Indonesia - 12 points

or 6 points from undergraduate Asian Language units according to assessed competence.

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Core Units - 12 or 18 credit points

Research Methods Unit - 3 credit points

ART604 Advanced Research Methods - 3 points

OR

SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points

Theory Unit - 3 credit points

AST612 Anthropology and Its Others - 3 points

Capstone Unit - 6 or 12 credit points

AST632 Asian Studies Project - 6 points

OR

ART607 In-Country Studies Indonesia - 6 points

OR

AST634 Asian Studies Dissertation - 12 points

Specified Electives - 6 to 12 credit points

Select units from the following lists.

Asian Society and Culture

AST650 Culture, Communities and Sustainability in Asia - 3 points

MCM682 Global Media: Asia-Pacific Perspectives - 3 points

JPN652 Japanese Advanced Language Project - 3 points

IND652 Indonesian Advanced Language Project - 3 points

Global Context

SUS611 Resilient Regions: People and Practice - 3 points

MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points

MCM604 People, Corporates and Globalisation - 3 points

MCM605 Public Relations, Communication and Culture - 3 points

EDU616 Teaching, Learning and Working in Culturally Diverse Environments - 3 points

For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

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