Bachelor of Asian Studies

Griffith University

Australia is fast becoming recognised as a crucial player in Asia. Learning from leading experts, you'll develop expertise and an in-depth understanding of Asia's political, economic and cultural environment and be prepared to take advantage of new and exciting opportunities working in Australia and overseas as an expert on Asian affairs.

In your first year, you'll learn about core concepts of Asian and international studies, including intercultural communication, globalisation and Asian societies and culture. In your second and third years, you'll choose two majors and undertake courses from the Griffith in Asia Initiative.

Hands-on learning

The Griffith in Asia Initiative provides opportunities to study abroad and experience Asia first-hand through international internships, study tours and trimester exchanges.

Majors

  • Asian Business
  • Asian Societies and Cultures
  • Chinese Language
  • Indonesian Language*
  • International Relations and Security
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language*
  • Politics, Law and Justice in Asia

* Via cross-institutional study at The University of Queensland.


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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level:
Campus/Location: Nathan
Institution CRICOS: 00233E

Subjects

  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Communicating Across Asia
  • Modernising Asia
  • Understanding Asia
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Transforming Asian Economies
  • The Politics of Religion in Asia
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Japanese 1A
  • Japanese 1B
  • Free-choice electives
  • Free-choice electives
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
  • Free-choice electives
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