Field Methods in Anthropology and International Development

Unit Code: ATS3248APG4248
Credit Points:12
Coordinator: Dr Narelle Warren
Season: Winter Study Tour
Location: Malaysia
On campus Teaching: N/A
Overseas Dates: TBC
Pre-departure session (compulsory): TBC
Application Details:Open week 1 Semester 1 2020

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's weather conditions are very hot and humid during the months of June and July
  • Visit Smarttraveller for more information on on vaccinations, local laws and entry requirements for Malaysia


Deposit:$500 deposit is due at time of application
Total Program fee:TBC
Final Payment Due:TBC

All program fees are paid to Reho Study tours (Our Travel Service Provider). Payment process outlined in the MAP application portal.

*Please note that the deposit is non-refundable except in the case that your application is not successful.

Included in the program fee:

  • International flights
  • All accommodation
  • All transport on tour
  • Some meals
  • Return airport transfers in country

Not included in the program fee:

  • Tuition fees. Monash students will be charged fees according to their funding status.
  • Visas (if required)
  • Spending money/incidentals
  • Some meals

*Please review the full list of inclusions and exclusions outlined in the Monash Abroad Portal (MAP) and Reho Study Tours cancellation policy.

All students will receive a Monash Abroad Travel Grant.

Travel Information

Visa Information & 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.

Travel Insurance

All outgoing students will receive complimentary travel insurance. To view the coverage, visit the Monash Abroad website.

**Students should not make travel arrangements until after your application is successful and program participation has been confirmed by the Faculty