Asian Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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Students who complete this major will:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of traditions, ideologies and contemporary developments in the Asian region
  • Acquire the ability to use interdisciplinary frameworks to engage critically with key issues in contemporary Asia
  • Develop foundational research skills in the analysis of critical issues in the Asian region
  • Develop cross-cultural skills to work effectively with people from different cultures
  • Gain the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities and work effectively both independently and in groups

Course Description

Offered by the Asia Institute

Knowledge about Asia is a crucial national asset at a time of rapid globalisation and social change. The Asian Studies program at The University of Melbourne is one of the largest in Australia and comprises a comprehensive range of subjects in the intellectual, cultural, political and religious traditions of Asia, with a focus on China, Indonesia, Japan and South-east Asia. Asian Studies subjects are taught in English and do not require language prerequisites. Study abroad programs are available and Asialink offers a stimulating program of events and activities with an Asian focus.


  • International relations
  • Diplomacy
  • Community development
  • Communications
  • Government

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