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Master of Asian Studies
Master of Asian Studies

Master of Asian Studies

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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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 or Graduate Diploma 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

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. You'll acquire the skills to apply this understanding in your professional and personal engagements with the region. This course offers several specialisation possibilities to facilitate career development and professional opportunities in government, education, business and the NGO sector, as well as being attractive to international organisations. Students already based in Asia or who have significant Asia expertise can broaden their knowledge base by combining their degree with a specialisation in International Relations or Business at UWA. This course may be taken as a coursework master's or by coursework and dissertation.


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Course structure details

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.


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

For students in course by coursework only take units to the value of 30 points from Group A and B (maximum value of 12 points from Group B). For students in course by coursework and dissertation take units to the value of 6 points from either Group A or B and all units from Group C (24 points).

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

  • HERI5105 Heritage and Development in Asia (6)

  • MIXD5005 Designing Social Research (6)

  • POLS5105 International Relations in the Indian Ocean Region (6)

  • POLS5503 Public Administration (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)

  • WILG5001 Professional Development Practicum A (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Business Administration Manager

  • Corporate General Manager

  • Corporate Services Manager

  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer

  • Management Consultant

  • Media PresenterPolicy Analyst

  • Policy and Planning Manager

  • Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Workplace Relations Adviser

  • Arts Administrator or ManagerArts Professional

  • Marketing OfficerMarketing Specialist

  • Education Manager

  • Education Advisers and Reviewers

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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