Asian Studies

Asian Studies is about Asia – the continent's people, history, politics, culture, literature, art, music, etc.

Studying in this area involves learning about the historical and contemporary experiences of people in Asia.

This includes Asia's influence on the rest of the world, including New Zealand, and vice versa.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Did you know?

Asia is the world's largest continent in terms of its land area. And about 60% (4 billion people) of the world's population lives there.

Examples of career opportunities

Knowledge about Asia is useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • International businessperson
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects


129% of national
median earnings


Further study
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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