Not offered in 2018

The Master of Education (Studies of Asia) is a 72-unit program offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work on campus and in distance mode.

The Studies of Asia specialisation will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.

Admission requirements

Students are required to complete 72 units for the Master of Education (Studies of Asia).

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification.

Advanced Entry (1.5 years) applicants who have completed an approved degree or equivalent qualification in Education, Teaching or a closely related discipline may be eligible to complete a program of 54 units.

The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Course aims

This specialisation aims to:

  • provide students with a wide range of opportunities to extend their understandings of the societies and cultures of the Asian region
  • assist students to develop effective strategies for the inclusion of Studies of Asia Across the curriculum
  • enable students to view selected societies and cultures of Asia through the perspective of a range of learning areas, such as society and environment, the arts and English
  • provide students with the opportunity to examine research principles and methods and to apply those principles and methods in the evaluation and design of relevant Asia-related research.

Learning outcomes

It is expected that graduates from this specialisation will be able to:

  • critically discuss and evaluate current theory, challenging issues and research in selected areas of educational policy and practice
  • review and analyse current literature in the field of education with an informed, critical perspective
  • translate knowledge gained from reading, discussion and writing into educational practices that address challenging issues
  • apply knowledge, skills and capacities to take leadership roles in relevant contexts
  • contribute to the informed construction of educational policy, whether local, national or global
  • examine research principles and methods and apply those principles and methods in the evaluation and design, and conduct of relevant Asia-related research.


Credit may be granted, on application, for: prior study completed in a relevant Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.

Program of study