Asian Studies

Major/Minor/Specialisation !104-AA-SPC+1005 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011


Dr Lewis Mayo
Asia Institute


Arts and Music Student Centre


Currently there is no pure honours program in Asian studies. This means that students must combine fourth-year honours in Asian studies with honours from another Arts program. The minimum entry requirement for Asian studies honours is completion of all the requirements for the BA, with a major in Asian studies, entry to honours in another area of study, and an average grade over the second/third year subjects within the Asian studies major equivalent to at least an H2B (70%).


The Honours program is an advanced level of study designed to allow students to specialise their knowledge across one area of study (pure Honours) or two (combined Honours). Students accepted into the program undertake fourth-year level subjects and a short research thesis and must achieve honours-level grades (minimum 65%-H3) for each component of assessment in order to qualify for the award.

The opportunity to specialise provides a strong foundation for the future direction of graduates, whether as a means of progressing to higher degree research in Arts at the Masters or PhD level, or improving the scope of employment options and professional advancement. Students with Honours from Melbourne Arts record exceptionally high rates of satisfaction with the professional and academic directions they pursue beyond graduation.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Pure honours is not available.

Students undertaking combined honours in Asian studies and another discipline must complete:

  • Asian Studies Thesis (37.5 points); and
  • Two honours subjects in Asian studies (25 points); and
  • Three honours subjects from the combining discipline (totalling 37.5 points).


  • Honours thesis in the combining discipline (37.5 points); and
  • Two honours subjects in the combining discipline (25 points); and
  • Three honours subjects in Asian studies (37.5 points).

Total 100 points

Subject Options:


Note: the thesis requires two consecutive semesters of enrolment.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2

Asian Studies Honours Subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Semester 1
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours)

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