Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitMonash Asia Institute
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)


Previously coded MAI4001


APG4784 is designed to train postgraduates in the advanced research techniques needed for work at the most senior academic, business and government levels. The student is required to work closely with an Asian expert in order to develop advanced skills in developing testable hypotheses for research, rigorous investigative techniques involving documentary analysis, statistical and mapping techniques and an in-depth knowledge of the Asian region or problem chosen for study.


Advanced research training and report writing, including presentation of research findings to the MAI postgraduate seminar, advanced training in the analysis of documents, special high level meetings with government and business leaders, preparation of questionnaires and interview schedules, preparation of manuscripts for publication.


One Research Project (10,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)


Contact hours

3 hours per week on campus and 3 hours per week off campus mainly via email. Contact is face to face meetings.