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Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt) (Discontinued)


Title Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt)
Course Code M1216
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Master of Asian Studies (MAsianSt)
Availability Not currently available to new admissions

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Course Plans

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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.


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 5 - 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


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


ART607 In-Country Studies Indonesia - 6 points


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

The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:

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 International Strategic Communication and Culture - 3 points

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

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