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Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies

Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies

  • ID:UWA610090
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;


(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Asian Studies; or

(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies at UWA.

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

You'll gain awareness of the historical, cultural and political landscapes that shape and inform contemporary Asia, and you'll acquire the skills to apply this understanding in your professional and personal engagements with the region. The degree offers a number of specialisations to facilitate career development and professional opportunities in government, education, business and the NGO sector. You can also choose to study Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Korean for professionals.


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Course structure details


Take all units (18 points):

  • ASIA5001 Key Debates in the Asian Region (6)

  • ASIA5002 Critical Cultural Engagement with Asia (6)

  • ASIA5003 Advanced Critical Thinking in Asian Studies (6)

Option - Group A

Take a total of 30 points from Group A or Group A and B (maximum value of 12 points from Group B).

  • COMM5702 Digital Media: Theory and Practice (6)

  • COMM5704 Global Media and Cross-cultural Communication (6)

  • HERI5105 Heritage and Development in Asia (6)

  • POLS5684 China and the World (6)

  • SOCS5001 Engaging Cultural Difference (6)

  • SOCS5005 Social Research Ethics (6)

  • SOCS5013 Gender in Development: Approaches and Issues (6)

  • TRNS5106 Advanced English Language and Culture 1 (6)

  • TRNS5107 Advanced English Language and Culture 2 (6)

  • WILG5001 Professional Development Practicum A (6)

Option - Group B

Take units as per the sequence notes in Group A.

  • CHIN5001 Chinese for Professionals 1 (6)

  • CHIN5002 Chinese for Professionals 2 (6)

  • INDO5001 Indonesian for Professionals 1 (6)

  • INDO5002 Indonesian for Professionals 2 (6)

  • JAPN5001 Japanese for Professionals 1 (6)

  • JAPN5002 Japanese for Professionals 2 (6)

  • KORE5001 Korean for Professionals 1 (6)

  • KORE5002 Korean for Professionals 2 (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Business Administration Manager

  • Corporate General Manager

  • Corporate Services Manager

  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer

  • Management Consultant

  • Policy Analyst

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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