• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Research
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Christopher Ballard
    • Dr Matthew Tomlinson
  • Mode of delivery Blended
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    First Semester 2016
    Autumn Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    Second Semester 2016
    Spring Session 2016
    See Future Offerings

The final component of the Master of Asia and Pacific Studies is an individual course of readings on a topic identified by the student in consultation with the coordinator. The focus will be on English language material but students with particular Asian language skills will be encouraged to use them where possible. Weekly discussions to discuss material covered will be on a one-to-one basis.

This course will provide an opportunity for students to pursue a research topic of their own interest, display their ability to independently research and compose a dissertation of high standard.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will

1. have an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge focusing on a research project agreed with their supervisor
2. be able to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
3. research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge
4. interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas in the form of an oral presentation and a significant written piece

Indicative Assessment

1. Research proposal - 10% (LO 1,2,3)
2. Oral presentation - 20% (LO 1,2,3,4)
3. Final essay - 70% - (LO 1,2,3,4)

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Workload

Full-time students should expect to commit approximately 10 hours per week to their research

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1708 01 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 22 Jan 2016 31 Mar 2016 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3973 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5634 01 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016 30 Jun 2016 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6691 01 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 22 Jul 2016 30 Sep 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8972 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9591 01 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 31 Dec 2016 In Person N/A

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