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  • Locations: Sunway, Malaysia
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Monash applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
Course Level: Year 3, Year 4 Awarded Credit Points: 12
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GST - Global Study Tour
Program Duration: 2 weeks Academic Level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Leading Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Program Description:

ATS3248/APG4248: Field Methods in Anthropology and International Development

Field methods in anthropology
The unit involves an international field trip to Monash Malaysia and provides students with formal and applied training in qualitative and ethnographic field research methods. The unit consists of a 12 day stay in Malaysia. This includes:
  • A field site visit, in which students will work with the Australian-based unit coordinator, local staff members from the School of Arts and Social Sciences (Monash Malaysia) and the Southeast Asian Community Observatory (SEACO) to conduct small-scale research projects,
  • Gather data in the field,
  • Analyse, and present their findings.
Students also spend time at Monash Malaysia Sunway campus at the start and end of the field trip, with briefings and introductory presentations by academic staff, and data analysis and debriefing workshops at the end. In this briefing, students also learn about the socioeconomic and development context of Malaysia and the districts in which they will conduct their research. They will engage with the ethical issues of field research in regional Malaysia. Students also learn about the aims, objectives and research methods of the research platform in which their field project is situated.

Click here for detailed program information which includes key dates, program fee details and financial information.

Areas of study
  • ATS3248
    • Anthropology
    • Human geography
    • International relations
    • International studies
    • Sociology 
  • APG4248
    • International development and environment
    • International development practice
Program Safety Requirements
  • Malaysia during the month of June and July experiences very hot and humid conditions.
  • Protect yourself against Dengue Fever and Malaria.

Personal Statement

You will be required to submit a personal statement as part of your application. Write a brief personal statement (no more than 250 words) which answers the following questions:
  • Why would you like to undertake this program?
  • What do you hope to learn from this program?
  • How do you plan to manage the intensive study workload? List the strategies and resources you would use.
  • When group dynamics become uncomfortable, what strategies do you put in place to maintain a positive experience?

  • For program fee details such as cost, inclusions and exclusions, refer to the program website.
  • You will be required to pay the Program fee deposit of $500 at the time of application - pay using 'Shop Monash'. 
  • Tuition fees: Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status. This fee will appear on your Monash Fee Statement.

Refund Procedure
  • You must have a valid Passport that does not expire until AT LEAST six months after the program end date.  If you do not have a valid passport please organise now!  

Faculty Pre-Departure Information Session
  • The compulsory pre-departure session will be held approximately 6 weeks before departure. Refer to the program website for venue and date information.

When you have completed your application:
  • Click SUBMIT APPLICATION - or the application will remain pending and will not be assessed.