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Regional Studies

Explore the history and culture of a geographic area and its global relations
Understand specific regions of the world and their social, economic, and political interactions with each other and within global systems. We’ll analyse these systems and explore concepts of globalisation.

Our study offering

Experience a wide range of US-focused units and benefit from the expertise of Australia's largest group of academics working on the United States. Informed by our dedicated United States Studies Centre, American Studies offers unique perspectives on history, culture, society and politics.   

Undergraduate   

*Available to all students studying the Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Visual Arts, as well as all combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degrees.  

Research  

In the Asian Century, the task of understanding this region is of vital importance. Asian Studies will help you develop a critical insight into the world of Asia by exploring the most important cultural, historical, social and political trends and issues in relation to China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Undergraduate

*Available to all students studying the Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Visual Arts, as well as all combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies  degrees.  

Research

Celtic Studies focuses on the study of language, history and culture of the Celtic-speaking peoples, from prehistory to the present. Develop skills and knowledge in a subject that is highly significant to European and Australian cultural heritage. 

Undergraduate 

*Available to all students studying the Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Visual Arts, as well as all combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies degrees.  

Research 

Celtic Studies offers a wide choice of topics for research, ranging from the early history of the Celts in Europe to the present situation of the Celtic languages in the British Isles, Brittany and beyond. The research can focus on a number of disciplinary aspects, including language and linguistics, archaeology, history, literature and folklore as well as music. 

Europe comprises 10 per cent of the world's population and is one of the world's largest economies. Multidisciplinary in outlook, we examine aspects of European life, including economics, politics and the social sciences.

Undergraduate

*Available to all students studying the Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Visual Arts, as well as all combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies  degrees.  

Research

Why study regional studies with us?

  • We offer a wide range of studies covering Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
  • As an undergraduate student you can choose a regional studies major as well as more than 100 majors from the University’s shared pool, allowing you to gain expertise in a range of disciplines.
  • We offer a broad and diverse range of international exchange programs, enabling you to develop cultural insights.
  • You can balance your workload with our flexible study options, such as part-time study for eligible students.** 
  • Gain experience and skills in professional practice relating to the application of cross-cultural knowledge and skills. 
  • Pursue research with an honours year, which will improve your understanding of research theory and methods while supporting you to develop the critical skills to make you a well-rounded researcher. The honours experience will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue postgraduate research and may involve a fieldwork component.

Where can studying regional studies lead you?

Learning about other countries and cultures and the relationships between them and the wider world will open doors to overseas jobs and the chance to travel. Regional studies will prepare you to work in a range of areas that use your critical thinking and analysis skills, you may wish to work in international organisations or for government or media outlets.