Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


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


Indonesia is the world's fourth most populated country and has the largest Muslim population of any nation-state. As our nearest Asian neighbour Indonesia has important political, economic and cultural meaning for Australia. Postgraduate study on Indonesia is a crucial component of the relationship between Australia and Indonesia in particular to ensure that there are people in both countries who have the ability and skills to critically engage with each other based on a deep understanding of the language, culture and society of the other country.

Indonesian studies at Monash focuses on socio-cultural, literary and linguistic issues, although within the Faculty of Arts there are also other areas of study which focus on the history, politics, economy and the music of Indonesia. Monash University is an excellent institution to undertake postgraduate study on Indonesia as in addition to the Indonesia program there is also the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and the Monash Asia Institute. Moreover the Matheson Library has one of the best Indonesian studies collections in the world available for research purposes.

Areas of research specialisation include:

  • Indonesian language and society
  • literature
  • translation
  • performance and media studies.

Joint research supervision with other schoolsother schools ( in the faculty is possible.


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

Relevant courses

  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.