• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Asian Languages, History, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies
  • Specialisation code ASPA-HSPC

Asia-Pacific Studies Honours is an opportunity to explore and demonstrate your potential as a researcher. An Honours degree represents a critical gateway to graduate research programs, and enhances employment prospects in areas such as graduate traineeships. During the first semester, coursework provides the tools necessary to refine the thesis topic and approach. The second semester is devoted to completing a 20,000-word thesis, on a topic of your choice. Close mentoring through a dedicated thesis supervisor and assistance from the program convener is further enhanced by the experience of working closely within a small cohort of fellow students.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Pose a significant research question relating to Asia Pacific Studies; 
  2. Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to (discipline area), and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and 
  3. Communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Other Information

Students should note that this specialisation is only available for Semester 1 commencement.

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Admission Requirements

1.   A major or equivalent in one of the following:

Asian Studies

Asian History

Asia and Pacific Culture, Media and Gender

Chinese Language

Chinese Studies

Hindi Language

India Studies

Indonesian Language

Indonesian Studies

Japanese Language

Japanese Studies

Korean Language

Korean Studies

Northeast Asian Studies

Pacific Studies

Political Science

Sanskrit Language

Southeast Asian Studies

Thai Language

Vietnamese Language

2.   Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

3.   Written approval of the CAP ADSE for the research project. 



This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

12 units from ASIA4001 - Fundamentals of Research Design in Asia-Pacific Culture, History and Languages

36 units from THES4502 - Thesis

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