Postgraduate Research in Southeast Asian Studies

Southeast Asia and Australia are inextricably linked through geography and common regional interests. The University of Sydney has a distinguished history of research on this diverse region. Graduates with a deep understanding of Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, are in demand both in Australia and overseas in the fields of government, education, international agencies and non-profit sector organisations.

MA and PhD programs in Southeast Asian Studies are administered by the Department of Indonesian Studies. The department emphasises the importance of providing a rounded education in Indonesian Studies, producing graduates who have both language skills and significant country knowledge. The University of Sydney is home to the largest concentration of Southeast Asia specialists anywhere in the world, gathered under the umbrella of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC). The Southeast Asia MA and PhD programs draw on this expertise to complement the expertise on Indonesia in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Academic staff supervise research in topics including Indonesian history, politics, social change (labour movements, civil society organisations, and social activism), literature studies, linguistics, and health communication. Visit the Department of Indonesian Studies Academic Staff page and Postgraduate Research Projects page for more information.

For more information, visit the Department of Indonesian Studies website.

Southeast Asian Studies postgraduate research programs

Click on the relevant link below for information about admission requirements, fees and how to apply.

Contacts

Chair of Department

Dwi Djenar
Phone Number +61 2 9036 9512
Email novi.djenar@sydney.edu.au
Web Staff Page
Address Room 645
A18 - Brennan MacCallum
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Dyah Pitaloka
Phone Number +61 2 9351 4182
Email dyah.pitaloka@sydney.edu.au
Address Room 643
A18 - Brennan MacCallum
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia