Postgraduate - Area of study

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
CoordinatorRobyn Spence-Brown


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Supervision of research candidates, as well as coursework-based studies are available in the following areas:

  • applied linguistics
  • child language acquisition and language planning
  • gender studies
  • history of the Asia-Pacific wars
  • intercultural communication
  • Japanese culture and society
  • Japanese history (20th century)
  • Japanese interpreting and translation
  • Japanese linguistics
  • Japanese sociolinguistics
  • language pedagogy and language education policy
  • languages in contact


2846 Master of Arts by Research and Coursework

The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry.

Students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Japanese studies are expected to develop research skills through the completion of a thesis as well as acquiring advanced knowledge of Japanese society, culture or language.


Students normally complete two level five units in Asian studiesAsian studies (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/asian-studies) or other appropriate discipline.

Further courses

For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.

Relevant courses

  • 2846 Master of Arts by research and coursework
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.