Bachelor of Asian Studies


CRICOS course code: 082710B
Level of study: Undergraduate

Australia is increasingly looking to Asia – strategically, economically, politically, and culturally – and all eyes are on the graduates of tomorrow to take us there. Watch our video to find out how this degree will prepare you for a successful career in the Asian Century.
With a Bachelor of Asian Studies you will master an Asian language, acquire in-depth contextual knowledge, and graduate with the kind of Asian literacy that gets you noticed by employers.
And if you love adventure, we offer you a variety of study opportunities in the region so you can experience Asia first hand. Plus we’ll provide you with funding to help get you there.
The Bachelor of Asian Studies (with Year in Asia) is the perfect degree to establish yourself as a future leader in the Asian Century. You will combine study at ANU with one year at a university in an Asian location like Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul or Bangkok.
Your Year in Asia will build on the strengths of your Bachelor degree. You will develop an advanced level of language proficiency and an exceptional capacity to understand the societies and cultures of our region. You will study with world-class teachers at ANU and then put your learning into practice on the ground in Asia.
Career Options
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia’s most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia’s top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
Employment Opportunities
In today’s globalized world success for business, government and international organizations depends heavily on strong relationships with Asia. This means that employers across the globe now actively recruit graduates who can demonstrate a deep understanding of the region.
From the “Kitchen Ninja” on TV to Human Rights Lawyer, the global skills our students develop mean our graduates are found all over the world in exciting and challenging jobs across many fields including international relations or trade, development, government and policy, banking and finance, tourism, media, education, information technology, communications, journalism, aid, marketing and many other fields.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Asian Studies, graduates will be able to:
Engage with Asia linguistically and culturally as a basis for independent lifelong learning from Asia and with Asia.
Use concepts and methods from the humanities and social sciences to develop, review, analyze and synthesize knowledge about Asia, its regions, and its place in the world.
Use engagement with Asia’s diversity as a basis for critically reflecting on concepts, methods and knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.
Communicate knowledge of Asia to diverse audiences using academic and applied styles, in both English and an Asian language.
Exercise critical thinking and judgment in identifying and solving problems, individually and in groups.

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