Designed for high-achieving students, Leiden University's Master's in Asia Studies (Research) offers access to unmatched resources and expertise. The two-year Master's in Asian Studies (Research) consists of compulsory core courses, electives, workshops, presentations, and an MA thesis.
Benefit from Leiden’s renowned expertise
Designed for high-achieving students, Leiden University's Asia Studies (Research) programme offers access to unique resources and expertise. Asian Studies at Leiden University has a reputation for excellence that is unmatched in Europe. You can choose subjects from a curriculum that spans virtually the entire Asian region both in geography and time.
Flexibility to construct your own programme
Focus your studies on a region, such as China, Japan, Korea, South Asia or South-east Asia, or on or a discipline, such as politics, religion, art and material culture, languages and literature, with the option to work with a primary language.
A comparative, area studies approach to learning encourages a broader, contextual understanding of the issues at hand. Small classes allow for a high level of direct contact with your lecturers, many of whom are at the leading edge of their fields.
Field research in Asia
An important focus of this programme is developing your ability to conduct high-quality scientific research. You also have the opportunity to conduct field research in a country of your choice in Asia.
Admission and Application
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