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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Details

Master of Asian Studies

Abbreviation: MAsianStuds

Course code: R7K

Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6226 2342

Schedules of units

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Master of Asian Studies – Course Specifications

Introductory comments

This on-campus course is offered by the Faculty of Arts through the School of Asian Languages and Studies on both the Launceston and Hobart campuses, and may be studied on a full-time basis for 3 semesters over a single year or a part-time basis over two years. It may be taken on a full fee-paying basis.

Admission & prerequisites

Students are normally expected to have a minimum of a bachelor degree of the University of Tasmania or of another university or tertiary institution which is deemed equivalent, standard English qualifications for entry to Australian universities, and competence in an Asian language as appropriate to the specific program. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit a person with a tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience.

Course objectives

The aim of the Master of Asian Studies is to enable students from a variety of academic backgrounds to gain knowledge of Asia and expertise in one of the disciplines of Asian Studies, such as theories of political and social change in Asian societies or Asian literatures, which may be built on in further postgraduate research.

Career outcomes

Enhancement of students’ careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.


A student who has completed or partly completed units in other honours or postgraduate courses from the University or another approved tertiary institution can apply for credit, up to a maximum of one-third of the course.

Course structure

In consultation with course coordinators, students select from the following schedule, in keeping with subject availability, a structured combination of units in the desired discipline area, totalling 100%, plus a research project or thesis (50%) – a total weight for the course of 150%.

Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and Unit Handbook


Hobart: Yvonne Bottomley ph 6226 2249 fax 6226 7842

Launceston: Jane Emery ph 6324 3624 fax 6324 3652

Additional Information

The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority

Responsible faculty or school | Faculty of Arts

Campus(es) offered | Hobart | Launceston

Mode of delivery | Full time | Part time

Course duration | 1 years minimum (2 semesters) | 2 years maximum (4 semesters)

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