Postgraduate study in Asian Studies

What you can study in Asian Studies

Asian Studies takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Asia, integrating aspects of Asian languages and cultures with history, politics and comparative literature.

You can take advanced courses and undertake your own research in areas such as:

  • History
  • Politics
  • Religious studies
  • Literature
  • Film studies
  • Linguistics
  • Social and cultural studies

Postgraduate work in Asian Studies requires an ability to conduct research in one or more Asian languages. You are encouraged to take advantage of the scholarships and exchange programmes that we offer and improve your language skills by studying abroad either before or during your postgraduate study.

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Asian Studies

A major in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, and at least 45 points at Stage II or above in courses from the BA schedule for Asian Studies or a major in Asian Studies with relevant language skills as approved by the Head of School or nominee.

Master of Arts in Asian Studies

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Asian Studies with an average grade of B or higher, or approval of the Head of School or nominee. There are higher requirements for some research options.

240-point (two-year) MA

A BA with a major in Chinese, Japanese or Korean and at least 45 points at Stage II or above in Asian Studies, or a major in Asian Studies with relevant language skills as approved by the Head of School or nominee. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Structuring your specialisation in Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Asian Studies

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2019 BA(Hons) schedule for Asian Studies

Master of Arts in Asian Studies

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2019 MA schedule for Asian Studies

Courses

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Asian Studies:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Asian Studies, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.