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Australian studies

The Australian studies major sequence comprehensively examines major debates in Australian society in its global contexts.

Why study at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

The Australian studies major sequence comprehensively examines major debates in Australian society in its global contexts. At each level, students are encouraged to explore a range of sources from popular culture to politics and policy.

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Deakin's Australian Studies staff have many years of combined industry experience, and are leaders in their research fields.

Career and Industry

Australian Studies aims to develop skills in recognising the impact of the past on the present and in evaluating media coverage of current political debates, such as those about Indigenous issues. Third-year students have the opportunity to further develop their skills by undertaking an internship.


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