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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered byNational Centre for Australian Studies
School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences
School of Journalism and Australian Studies
Campus(es)Clayton, Gippsland


Australian studies aims to investigate and analyse Australian society, culture and politics in order to support greater understanding of Australia both locally and internationally. Australian studies is a dynamic, interdisciplinary subject area which provides insight into the modern world by applying historical perspectives to contemporary issues.

The National Centre for Australian Studies (NCAS) plays a key role in the development of teaching and research in Australian studies both nationally and internationally. NCAS offers innovative undergraduate courses and postgraduate programs taught by staff actively engaged in research projects, public programs and international collaboration. The research interests of staff range from politics and trade union history to youth and Indigenous tourism; from publishing to media studies; from the history of advertising to diasporic Asian identities and culture. Masters and doctoral supervision is available from staff publishing in these and other areas.

NCAS also offers internationally recognised vocationally-oriented tuition in communications and media studies, tourism, and publishing and editing. NCAS staff have expertise in applying interactive, multimedia technologies to teaching and have produced a range of multimedia resources in Australian studies. Teaching and research supervision at NCAS is informed by a commitment to the internationalisation of Australian studies.

NCAS welcomes the interest of international students and visitors in its programs.


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 at

Offered by the National Centre for Australian Studies, within the School of Humanities Communications and Social Sciences

This program is designed to give students the opportunity to pursue the study of Australian society and culture at an advanced level. Building on a basis provided by relevant interdisciplinary courses, students go on to develop and complete an appropriate research thesis.


  • APG5391 Exploring Australia: Diverse people, diverse lives
  • APG5396 Researching and writing Australia
Course coordinator

To be advised

Further courses

For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant Courses

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

* By research.