Field Methods in Anthropology and International Development

Unit ATS3248 / APG4248
Credit Points 12 credit points
Location Malaysia
Coordinators Dr Narelle Warren and Dr Bruce Missingham
Overseas Dates Winter Study Tour
Applications Open  Applications closed  
Applications Close Friday 9 March 2018
Application Process See here for how to apply


Program details

This study tour to Monash Malaysia provides students with formal and applied training in qualitative and ethnographic field research methods. Students will work with 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 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.

Additional Program Details

  • Malaysia during the month of June/July experience very hot and humid conditions
  • Visit Smarttraveller for more information on on vaccinations, local laws and entry requirements for Malaysia

Key Dates

Pre-departure Session (Compulsory) 3 May 2018, 1-3pm
On Campus Teaching Dates June 2018 (TBC)
Overseas Dates 5 – 19 July 2018
Results 10 November 



All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Find out more about scholarships and loans available for all outbound students.

Program Fee

Deposit (Paid on application)* TBC
Balance (Paid on acceptance) TBC
Total Program Fee TBC

Included in Program Fee

  • Some Meals
  • All accommodation
  • Transport whilst on tour
  • Site entrance fees + networking events

Not included in Program Fee

  • Some Meals
  • Spending Money
  • Tuition Fee (Monash students will be charged fees according to their verified funding status)
  • International Return Flights and transfers**

Health, Wellbeing and Vaccinations

Please visit for up-to-date information on visas and health and vaccination requirements for Malaysia.

Monash University Health Services can assist with any vaccinations you require.

*Please read our refund procedure carefully before applying
**Students should not book flights until after your application has been endorsed by the Faculty and the Faculty has confirmed the program will be going ahead.