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. They will acquire the skills to apply this understanding in their 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $45,000
International: $63,200

Entry Requirements:

A relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major; OR a Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies or Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.


24 units

Subjects you can Study:

Key Debates in the Asian Region; Critical Cultural Engagement with Asia; Advanced Critical Thinking in Asian Studies; plus more

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info Yes Part time
Crawley No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

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